Share your World – Week 2, 2017

Each week Cee challenges us to share our thoughts, our dreams, our quirks with the world, last year I was a bit hit and miss, this year I am attempting to be more regular; 2 for 2, so far, so good 🙂

If you lost a bet and had to dye your hair a color of the rainbow for a week, what color would it be?  Lost a bet, who are you kidding, I have done it for fun!! I have had red and purple and pink. The only problem that frustrates me is that my hair wont hold colour very well and it fades so quickly…….so rather than spending a small (or is that large) fortune on hair dye I gave up and am sandy blonde/ mouse brown these days.

If you could choose one word to focus on for 2017, what would it be? Actually I was just discussing this with another blogger yesterday, I want BRAVER to be my word for this year. 2016 I was Brave……….I did so much, learnt so much, met so many wonderful people and I achieved some phenomenal goals. 2017 I want to be even Braver big emphasis on the ‘R’. It’s funny the things I did last year I was so scared of doing and now seem common place………I want to move my comfort zone again! You know what really scares us in life? Fear………that’s it FEAR of whatever. I hate heights; yet I pushed myself to fly in a helicopter – AMAZING – I am terrified of talking to strangers……some of those strangers are now my friends! I want more this year and I am going push myself to get it, be brave and step forth little grasshopper!

What was one thing you learned last year that you added to your life? See previous statement lol. Seriously, I am an artist, a damn good one. I am an artist that deserves to be published, printed and purchased. I am talented and imaginative, slightly crazy and erratic and I now embrace that. I am Middle aged, I am fat, I am unfit, I am no beauty queen…….but people love me for who I am on the inside, I mean really like me. For years I was shy and self conscious because I felt unworthy. Now I am slowly but steadily moving out of the shadows and into the bright light. It all sounds so silly, but it is amazing and life changing. WOW I went deep there huh?

If life was ‘just a bowl of cherries’… which fruit other than a cherry would you be..? Definitely something where you have to peel back layers; maybe a banana? I am sweet and a little bent? A dark sweet/sour cherry does seem to fit my personality. Maybe a lemon, looks nice and fresh and sunny, but can be very sour and bitter? lol Maybe not…….maybe I’ll stick with the banana, I like bananas.

Optional Bonus question:  What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up? Every week I just say I am grateful for life in general, but let’s try some specifics. I started the Brook Shaden’s 20 Day Portfolio challenge; WOW! as per usual Brooke hits the soft spots, I have met some amazing people and learnt a lot about my own art, how I see the world and how much of a mess my online portfolio is. I jump around with my art so much, but I have learned as much as I really like tinkering around with image manipulation and composites, my favourite pieces of art are actually my concept shoots; The Masks we were series, Dapper Rabbit Series, the Lady in Red Series and my new one you have not yet seen.So I think I will maybe concentrate on that a little more. Either in whole series or just more separate shots. I also need to up my game on my portfolio………but these things take time.

Buddy (the dog) goes back to the vet for his 5 week post op check tomorrow, hopefully they will give us the go ahead to start taking him for small walks…….he is feeling really good and wants to walk and run and god help us, jump on the furniture! He is suffering from cabin fever and so is our other dog, who has had many walks either. It will be so good to get them both back outside, even if only for a little while. I am hoping we will soon be able to let him roam freely on our own property outside as well, it’s not big, but there are steps and rocks to climb up and down.

Hidden Costs

I have another Concept shoot tonight, which will prove interesting, using my youngest daughter as a model again. I have been wanting to do another shoot, she has the most amazing LONG, long hair and she said I had better shoot before tomorrow, as she is getting it all cut off and donating to wigs for cancer patients; what a wonderful thing to do! She has spent the last nine years growing and tomorrow it all comes off, so tonights shoot will be a sort of last hoorah!

Well that’s it, I hoped you enjoyed this week’s post…………til next week, happy snapping.

~ Julz