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