March 26, 2011
Selfie Saturday – I AM BEAUTIFUL!
Two weeks ago, Elena taught us all how to achieve “model eyes.” I practiced all week in the mirror but just didn’t take my self portrait in time. On Monday, I got my hair did…and after seeing Elena’s photo for “Camera” during Scavenger Hunt Sunday last week, I was inspired. Let me tell ya, it is incredibly hard to take a picture of yourself in your side view mirrors with a 50mm lens (at least it is on my 7D…focused). But, I really like this shot, so I’m happy to share it with you today. If nothing else, I feel more confident to achieve model eyes in my pictures moving forward, so thanks Elena!
Out the Window RS
This week is all about loving yourself and seeing yourself as beautiful. Jill launched the “I AM BEAUTIFUL” project a couple of weeks ago. You can read about it HERE and HERE

I’m not sure that I struggle with getting in front of the camera, but we all need to be reminded that we are beautiful. If you have a moment, please read this post by my friend Courtney…I couldn’t have said it better myself: Fearfully and Wonderfully Made.  
I am beautiful RS
Psalm 139:  13-18

For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb.
I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.
My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place, when I was woven together in the depths of the earth.
Your eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.
How precious to me are your thoughts, God! How vast is the sum of them!
Were I to count them, they would outnumber the grains of sand—when I awake, I am still with you.
I am...You are BEAUTIFUL 2 RS
I have to tell you that during the course of my photo shoot with me and me, that my neighbor’s son came outside to see what was going on. So here I am with my tripod and running back and forth while he is asking me “what are you doing?” It was pretty cute and had he been on the other side of the fence, he would have been in the picture with me.

With that said, no more excuses…if you’ve been hiding behind the camera, now is the time to step out because YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL! If you’d like to join this project, click HERE to join the Flickr group. 

Have an awesome Saturday. I’ll see you tomorrow for Scavenger Hunt Sunday!