Friday, November 30, 2007

Someone, I don't know who, said, "Art is coming face to face with yourself."

This week I got school photos back of myself. I did not like them. They were not art! They were not flattering! Maybe that is why I like the less than beautiful doll!

I have among my flickr contacts several people who post photos of themselves daily. Most notable is a young, overweight woman who loves funky clothing combinations and several middle age women. I see where they go, what they wear, etc. I am much too self-conscious for that. But I love to show what my hands are doing in odd bits of time like waiting for a basketball game to start. The game itself was too exciting to watch while knitting. (My 14 year-old son played almost the whole game yesterday and is improving with each game! He made 4 points!) Also, it is a social event; I get to visit with friends, hold babies, meet and make new friendships with other parents. Next week I will work the concession stand and sell tickets during some varsity games.


Dawn said...

I had to smile when I read your comment on my blog just now, becaust just last night I discovered/rediscovered your blog and added it to my bloglines so I won't loose it.

KarenHarveyCox said...

Molly, These dolls are so lovely. I find one photo or two that I like of myself, but usually I look at the photos and say who is that? But you know Molly, we will probably look back at these photos and say "Hey I looked pretty good." At least that's what I do with old photos now. I wrote a post about my sister Susan's fiber art and new Etsy. Stop by and have a look. Karen

Beach Girl said...

I love the dolls! Life is, well... stressful right now. It's always such a pleasure to come visit you.


Jeanette said...

Dear Molly!
I love the dolls and I love what you write. I never like seeing myself on photo either. Maybe thats why I am always behind the camera...

Lots of LOve