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When vanity is clearly not an option.......... crank up the contrast!
Well hello again. I can hear the audible groans now as mobloggers around the world sigh.
Its been 5 years, can you believe it ? since mad Nige got some of us to join him in a daily self portrait, alledgedly for a whole 365 days. So I thought it would be interesting to compare/contrast ( just like an english essay) then and now.
I'm not going to make any grand promises about sticking it out to the end and I'm already wondering whether this is a daft thing to do, but alot has happened in the last five years.
I originally started this along with nige and a few others back in June 2007 and as I discovered it would prove much more difficult than I had anticipated. I enjoyed it all very much and I think at the time my portrait photography got better.
The Other Nutters are:-
365 Degrees of Kyoob.
Joker 365 X.
My defective ear.
My left ear. :(
Sexy Investment. :(
Slice of life.
They say pride always comes before a fall. ye t we were always told to take a pride in ourselves and whatever it was we did, particularly at school.
Not as happy with this as I would like to be, it hasnt come across in quite the way I wanted it too. Hmmmmmmmmmmmmm
This is quite a difficult one to pull off in some ways. Sloth can be defined in many ways, laziness, apathy, sadness, depression and possibly others.
Here I'm aiming for sadness/apathy - not sure I've managed it, but I did think thisone would be the hardest
I have felt envious of people or the things that they have had in the past. But more recently I have found myself on the recieving end of what I can only imagine is true envy. A desrie to deprive or take what they covet so badly, from me. It hasnt worked, but it makes me wonder why they dont value what they have ?
Years ago when I was a single parent with two very small children I can remember feeling very enivious of those around me who seemed to be in loving relationships, however I never wished to deprive them of those relationships. In time I also discovered that all was not what I had perceived it to be and indeed some of those relationships were in fact very unhappy ones.
I think of all the deadly sins envy is the one Ilike the least.
Edit: hope I dont sound trite or vitriolic ?
Anger is not something I feel as much as I used to. These days I think it is more frustration, that I cant fix the injustice in the world than real rage or hatred at something........................
Till last night!.....
We had our daughters sleepover, we thought we had remembered our older daughters sleepover and that had'nt been so bad, or had it ? There was laughter, talking, wandering around , a bit..................... more talking, trips to the bathroom, trips to the kitchen for drinks and then food. 4.30am I was not in the mood for more screaming (they were apparently switching lights on and off and it was dark................?????? yes it was 4.30am!
By 8.00am I was not too pleased and made some vague reference to Never Again.
later my daughter came over to me and said her and her friends had had a wonderful sleepover an dwere looking forward to the next one!!!!!!!!aaaaaaarrrrrrrrrrrggggggggggggggggggg!
Okay so this week my theme for my dailyme's is the seven deadly sins, this should prove to be alot easier than next weeks theme which will be the heavenly virtues..................
the deadly sins being easier as it would appear I seem to committ most of these on a regular basis! though gluttony and envy will be slightly trickier hmmmmmmmm
So we all know which way I'm headed when its my turn to go.
I dont consider myself a materialistic person at all, however if I'm honest there are things that I covet, the things that belong to me exclusively. A few years ago I got my very own laptop and how I covetted it, wouldnt let anyone use it or touch it in case it got broken. Well I got what I deserved for being so hateful, I stood on it whilst being very nosey and cracked the screen. Lesson learnt,it was me who had left it on the floor, it was me that stood on it, I have never been so angry and frustrated with myself. I am a lot less covetous now.
I do like to put some music on and have a wee tipple when I am getting ready to go out and a bit of a jig round the room. With the door firmly closed the curtains drawn and the lights off!!!!!
11th Jan 2008, 18:59
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This was one of mums sculptures she did when we were kids, I've always liked it.