“Ignorance is the curse of God; knowledge is the wing wherewith we fly to heaven” Shakespeare
TAKEN AT THE SUPERB CLOUDBREAK
Photographer – Kess Crystal
Okay – I admit it- I have huuuuge picture envy ! Those of you who know me well will tell you that I’m always doubting myself, I ask for feedback and I’m the worst/harshest critic on myself – so much so I’ve been known to bring myself down. However, I’m not taking a ride on the pity train or fishing for compliments – I’m just telling you how I am and any of my friends will back me up with this.
My wonderful, talented friend, Kess Crystal, suggested doing something a little unusual for this blog for UC – she came to me and suggested that we took each others pic and blog them – so whilst this is me in the picture I’m not the photographer – Kess is! What a great idea, I thought!! You can see why Kess works in marketing and PR – she aces all of these ‘thinking outside the box’ moments (me? I’m more of a sleeping inside the box, type of girl!). Kess even announced it to the UC group suggesting it might work for other bloggers – Mr United Colors was all for it – which is very supporting!
Mine & Kess’s photography styles are very diverse – as mentioned before in an blog, I have very much an ‘editorial’ style and every one of Kess’s pictures has so much depth and tells a story. My sister, Tessa, also has this skill – to be able to look at something and know what will work and what won’t. I don’t have that skill, I might have a vision of what I want but it’ll take me a night to get it right,,or to find the right shot or, and usually, give up and tp back to my studio.
I applaud people who like Kess see’s something in places that I don’t – who can see the shot, the angle and isn’t afraid to take their time capturing it – something I also do a lot of is take my time (anyone having pics done with me will know this from experience) ! 🙂
Moral of this story is: We are all different, all diverse and we bring different skills to the table and that’s what makes SL so very special. I do have envy and have self doubt but I’m learning to embrace that as encouragement, ask for advise and help and just spend time pushing myself. I will always have envy- when I look at Kess’s pic above, I see the warmth and composition – the pics tells a story and I so badly want those mad skills!! I am just blessed to have such talented friends/sister with superb skills that make us all very different. However, we all have one linked skill and that is creativity! Thank you, Kess ♥ #PicEnvy #GreenEyedMonster #Puffsoutchestinpride
Life is a merry-go-round – up and downs, swings and roundabouts, peak and troughs – blah blah blah! Times that by 100 and you have SLife – it’s non-stop, full on and whirls around even faster.
On all SL Social Media platforms, one topic has stood out regarding a disagreement between x 2 designers – regardless of if you’re interested it or not – it’s there on my SL Facebook and it seems that everyone has an opinion – as always.
I scroll by – personally, this isn’t what my SLfb is about and am not in a position to be judge/jury or executioner – so, yeh, I scroll on by and look at the pretty shiny new things I can buy or terrorise my friends on messenger – or, and mainly, look at the amazing talent that’s out there.
Kess Crystal and I are new(ish) friends and both being fellow brits we found we have similarities in both worlds and have just clicked – almost every other day the phrase ‘OMG we are so alike’ is uttered! Kess has created a breathtakingly beautiful sim, Take Heart, with help of her friend Sady which is not only a photographers dream it’s also a beautiful spot to chill out with friends, explore or, for the more romantically minded, take your loved one(or ones – this is SL after all!) for a date – it’s stunning so please, take some time to check it out.
Moral of this story is: Don’t get caught up in other peoples crap! RL deals us way too much of that so why would we want to have it in our SLives? Take Heart (see what I did there!!) and appreciate all the good stuff that’s out there – all the amazing creators regardless if they are just starting out and can only make a flower box (like me!!)or those that completely blow your socks off- in any genre around the grid. #TakeHeart #NoCrap! #WorshipCreativity
Taken at at the glorious Take Heart SIM
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