#340-“BELT UP, BETTY!”: Hit it or Quit it !

Belt Up, Betty! Hit it or Quit it !

Taken at at the glorious, revamped Take Heart SIM

#336-“BELT UP, BETTY!”: Sit!

Belt Up, Betty! Sit!“After all is said and done, sit down!”

#335: “BELT UP, BETTY!”: Sacrifice…

Belt Up, Betty! Sacrifice

“You should never sacrifice three things: Your Heart, Your Dignity, Your Family”

#330-“BELT UP, BETTY!” Come fly with me….

Belt Up, Betty! Come fly with me...

“….let’s fly, let’s fly away, If you can use some exotic booze, There’s a bar in far Bombay, Come fly with me, let’s fly, let’s fly away”

#320-“BELT UP, BETTY!” Thankful…

Belt Up, Betty! Thankful ♥

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


The Particulars:

#306-“BELT UP, BETTY!”: Incognito…

Belt Up, Betty! Incognito...

“So signal minded, you’re almost blinded”  Incognito

#301-“BELT UP, BETTY!” Chill Pill…

Belt Up, Betty! Chill...

“Chillin’ like a villain”