Category Archives: A Study of Self

Hello 47


Happy Birthday to me,  Happy Birthday to Me,  Happy Birthday dear Meeeee,  Happy Birthday to ME!

Well here is my post to welcome my new year.     I googled the meaning of the number 47 and there was some pretty far out stuff but I was looking for the opptomistic side of this new beginning year and what I found that pleased me was:

The first book of the Bible, Genesis, begins with these words…In the beginning….   It then goes on to narrating the beginning of the world as we know it.

Verse Number 47 says simply this:  ” And God saw that it was good ”

I am hoping that this will be a good omen to the beginning of my 47th year…that it will be an expression of this new chapter of my life and that when God looks at my progress he will be able to say ”  It was good ”

For the moment I will begin this new year with a practice I have been following since I began this Self Portrait….

Here it is..produced by pummelvision:    Hello 47

A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words


We have all heard this expression before and it is more than true.  However, no picture speaks the same thousand words to everyone.  We all bring to viewing anything and everything something of the person we ourselves are.  As we stand or sit before any picture, we see our own feelings, experience our own intuition, see a reflection of ourselves or we project our own experiences and beliefs onto the subject.

This is a picture of me.  I will say no more.  I am wondering what you see when you look at it ???

Dreamy Me


Some days seem made for day dreaming.  When worries seem far off and the sun is shining and you let yourself just enjoy being wherever you are at the moment.  Today I left work and had my lunch in the park.  Fairview park to be specific.  There is a pond there called Dreamland Pond.  I  was born here in Decatur and grew up here.  I have spent many afternoons in this park over the years and yet I never knew that this pond had a name until recently.  Now I find myself gravitating there for lunch on sunny days.  Today I actually took some self portrait pictures because I was enjoying the moment so much I wanted to see what I looked like.  Did I look as relaxed as I felt ?   About a year ago a very good friend was coaching me through some hard times.  He suggested I take self portrait pictures to help see myself more clearly.  Over the past year I have taken quite a few and the results have been more than revealing.  Some of those pictures  show a woman going through a major life struggle, I hope I won’t be seeing too many more of those.  But todays pictures show a more thoughtful and yes ” dreamy”  Laura….which seems appropriate since I spent my lunch hour at Dreamland Pond.