Monday, 18 July 2011

Explore - day one. Eeek a self portrait!

 My first attempt EVER to take a picture of me in a mirror and for the first one I wasn't ready! can you believe that?
They both look strange but more like me than any other photograph I have ever seen. This, of course is because it is the me I see in the mirror every time I look while photographs taken by someone else are of me as they see me - quite interesting really.

I am also supposed to write a "Note to Self" about why I am doing this course and stuff like that. I wrote it in my playbook. Now that was fun to make even if I did get one of the pictures upside down ~sigh~ this meant a little jiggling of papers but I am dead pleased with it.

The second self portrait is kind of grainy and when I went back and looked at the mirror I realised that it has a thin coating of dust on it - I am such a good housekeeper that it has only a thin coating.
I am a follower of the Quentin Crisp school of housewifery. When the dust is a quarter inch thick it compacts down and protects the surfaces so under no circumstances should it be moved.
I am also a follower of the Chatsworth school of home decorating. They have rooms that were painted in 1796 and they haven't been touched since so I have decided that my house will not be decorated for two hundred years.... of course I won't care then will I? hee hee.
So I have embarked on my exploration - I wonder where I will go tomorrow.....

6 comments:

Irene said...

A woman after my own heart! Love the stories and the self-portrait!x

Lisa Echerd said...

Loved your fun comments about cleaning and decorating! Who wants to clean when you can do something creative instead?

Rach H said...

Love the self portraits and your thoughts on housekeeping!

Jane said...

think I should follow you !!

Winnie said...

Your SPs are great and I like how you viewed them ie. they are more how you look than how others see you. Your comments on housekeeping made me laugh! Looking forward to "exploring" the class with you!

CoCo said...

Excellent! I think we may have attended similar schools of housekeeping! Hope you enjoy the rest of the class.