#364-“BELT UP, BETTY!” Flexible….

Belt Up, Betty! Flexible...

“I don’t think of myself as unbreakable. Perhaps I’m just rather flexible and adaptable”

#351-“BELT UP, BETTY!”: Wired for sound…

Belt Up Betty! Wired for sound...

#348-“BELT UP, BETTY!”-Stardust…

Belt Up, Betty! Stardust...

“And beside a garden wall, When stars are bright, You were in my arms, The nightingale tells it’s fairy tale, Of paradise where roses grew” Stardust – Nat King Cole

#339-“BELT UP, BETTY!” Spinning around…

Belt Up, Betty! Spinning around...

“I’m spinning around, Move out of my way, I know you’re feelin’ me ‘cuz you like it like this, I’m breakin’ it down,

I’m not the same, I know you’re feelin’ me ‘cuz you like it like this” Kylie Minogue

#320-“BELT UP, BETTY!” Thankful…

Belt Up, Betty! Thankful ♥

Photographer – Kess Crystal

Musings

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

KESS’S BLOG:  THE GLAMOUR SAUCE

The Particulars:

#285-“BELT UP, BETTY!” Carefree…

Belt Up, Betty! Carefree...“A lot of times when you’re young and carefree, you don’t realize, when you tip over the edge, how difficult it is to climb back in”  Joe Cocker.

#284-“BELT UP, BETTY!” Candy Girl…

Belt Up, Betty! Candy Girl..

“Candy Girl, You are my world, You look so sweet, You’re a special treat”  New Edition

All from United Colors