Monday, January 03, 2011
Comfort zone? What comfort zone?
I've never particularly enjoyed having my picture taken. Those obligatory portraits my mother made me get every few years, as well as the annual school pictures, were just torture for me. Occasionally I'd be happy with the results, but most of the time, I'd beg her not to frame them.
Of course I was always ignored.
I don't know about you, but I'm told I'm my own worst critic. I have certain long-embraced insecurities that make me shy away from having my picture taken, let alone putting it out there for the entire world to see. Over the last few years, I've worked to try to overcome this.
And now that I'm getting a book published, I am informed that my picture will need to go on the back cover. I will put your minds at ease however, by letting you know that I am NOT going to go all Karen Kingsbury or Danielle Steel on you. I shall insist that my picture be teeny tiny. Maybe we could even put the price tag over it.
That said, I am truly excited to say that this past weekend, I got my pictures taken by my amazing daughter, photographer Sarah West.
Now comes the hard job of having to choose one picture from a lot of not so bad ones!
If you would like to help me decide, they're on my Facbook page. If we aren't Facebook friends, well I don't know why we aren't, but here's the link!
And if you pick the one I've chosen, maybe there'll be a prize in it for you!
Posted by Catherine West at 11:46 AM