So lately I have been trying to be creative. I've really wanted to do something to express myself the way I used to when I was younger. It can be so healing and a great way to express emotions that you don't know how to otherwise get out. I had my failed attempt on Monday... which just left me feeling crappy... the exact opposite react that I was going for. Well, last night I thought about it and realized that I was attempting to express myself in ways that are good for other people, but that don't work for me. I'm not great at abstract art... I'm not a illustrator, not a painter (although I do still want to give this a try), and I can't make great things on the computer. But I can do poetry and I can do photography. I haven't been in the right frame of mind to do poetry lately, so last night I got out the camera.

Mind you these aren't the best photos ever because I wanted to do "Self Portrait", and its hard when you don't have a tripod, or a great area for background, and its dark out so the outside is off limits... plus its not the best camera. But I'm really really happy with them... I think they accomplished what I was trying to get across. They caught me. Just me with no trimmings, no shows for other people... just me. I want to share them with you, but I'm not going to post them here. They aren't lude, and they don't show anything that shouldn't be seen, but I am not wearing clothes. I do want to know what you think though... I just want to give people the option to click or not click the links themselves, not just throw them up here. So please don't be scared away.


Photo 1

Photo 2

Photo 3

Photo 4

There are many more pictures, but these are my favorites.

Yea, this totally ended up fitting with half-naked thursday... even though that was not at all the intention. Hopefully some of you will be brave enough to check them out and let me know what you think of them. Honesty is welcome, but please don't be cruel.


  1. Reminds me of our photo shoot we did of you for Travis! :) Miss you!!!

  2. I feel you on this one, Meg.

    As I was getting ready for work today I was thinking about an idea for a suite of paintings...something I haven't done in 5 or 6 years. I get an itch every so often and I thing it's time to make some stuff.

    As to your photos - I haven't dealt much with photography or self-portraiture but I'm thinking "GO ANALOG - GO POLAROID". What makes these interesting to me is

    A) They haven't been touched up, color or otherwise

    B) Sections of your form are exposed ...which pushes toward abstraction.

    C) Although, theoretically you are making yourself vulnerable by going (partially) nude there is such a level of comfort in your face and posturing.

    Polaroid film has such a retro color gamut and a unique proportion to the there is that great moment of anticipation while it develops.

    Thanks for sharing such an intimate project. Glad you are having fun.

  3. I am coveting your waist/abdominal region.


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