Recently, a friend of mine sent a mass text asking several people how they cheer themselves up when feeling down. I didn't have to think long before I answered "Update my blog." When I'm feeling down, it helps to dress up and go out to photograph...myself. See how narcissistic that sounds? But hey, it works. It's a creative outlet that takes more work than you'd think at first: putting an outfit together, setting up my tripod, trial and error with different poses and exposures, editing the photos, and compiling the images and my thoughts into a blog post. I feel that this hobby of mine has also improved my photography skills, which is very important to me! I think that it helps to try out different poses yourself in order to more easily direct your models. You're your best model when it comes to any form of art because you're always with yourself. (Get it?) Why do you think so many artists have multiple self portraits? (Well, maybe they were too poor to hire models (Van Goh), but so am I!)
Blogs. They're funny things. Who knew I'd end up being a blogger? I would have been too shy a few years ago to be regularly posting photos of myself on the internet, mostly for fear of what others would say if they called me out on it. I mean, it is a little embarrassing sometimes, but I've learned to get over it because blogging has brought so many cool people into my life that I never would have met otherwise!
(Oops, my pocket is turned inside out^)
In other news, I've dyed my hair. Can you tell from these photos? It's got a reddish tint now. A couple of my friends and I had a hair dye party last night. My hair is so dark that it's never that noticeable whenever I try hair dye. But it's ok, it actually turned out better than I imagined!
shirt&skirt: thrifted, belt&shoes: Target, necklace: Splendid