Thursday, February 9, 2012

Vow Of Silence...

Haven't done much talking these past few days. At times nursing a cough or sore throat can give you the break from exercising your vocal chords which in return gives you time... Time to think and become introspective. But if your mind works like mine then you do a lot of planning, visualizing and even scheming. During my time of silence I've decided at some point in life I would like to live in Paris, France... For at least a year.

Maybe it was the countless hours watching the Pink Panther cartoons... Each day after school I would quietly sit and watch. The Pink Panther silent himself... Would go about painting the world pink. That cartoon character made me dream of a Parisian life. Maybe I just wish to overdose in art and culture. Maybe I will want an island next...


During the quiet time I have been focused in reading and studying. My main subject this quarter is photographing the body. Our main subject is ourselves. I, have discovered that I am freer than I thought I was when it comes to my body and my body image. I do embrace each dimple and mark like a badge. My pot belly has given life to three perfectly healthy children and I have no shame. But one thing I do struggle day to day with its a gastric disorder that at times brings my whole world to a full stop and I have to surrender to it. Its my biggest challenge and struggle. My mind wants to work and create... and plan and scheme... but my body says no. And I have to surrender. I wave a white flag at least 4 out of 7 days a week.
But I am so open to the world and to all... including the physical pain.
This is the first image a self portrait which comes close to describing it all...


I had no intentions of publishing this image on the blog or talking about my ailments but since my class is online and the work had to be Tweeted to my teacher and I've yet to wrap my head around Twitter and all of my followers saw the image. "The GA Bloggers Daily" chose the image as one of the images of the day and needless to say it has been seen by many so I figure here it is.
I can honestly say being THIS open is quite scary and leaves me feeling quite vulnerable.
But here I am...
Imperfect...Broken... Flawed.


My vow of silence has almost come to an end... after all... too much of a good thing can't be good...right?!
Looking forward to the weekend and all it has to offer...


Until then...


Stay Sweet Peeps!


  1. Beautiful pictues!! I am your newest follower.

  2. hi there,

    I love your photographs, they are stunning.
    I hope you might be interested in my bohemian design blog/& shop x
    Reina ☆

  3. I would love to live in Paris as well. Isn't it freeing to let people know what's really going on? Congrats on your photo being featured.

  4. I love how artistic you write.
    Have a good weekend!

    followed you via weekend blog hop!

  5. I adore that photo I so glad you shared. We are all imperfect, broken and flawed. There in the real beauty lies huh? You should so go to Paris I've been and it's lovely just *ahem* stop over in England and visit me on your way ;) x

  6. Beautiful post! Your vow of silence ended with beautiful words and beautiful self discovery! You are not imperfect, you are perfect for your babies, your family, your friends, and your life! Beautiful photos, and I am in awe of this post!

  7. Imperfect...Broken... & Beautifully Flawed.

    I love love love this photo.

    You are abundantly beautiful inside and outside. Xx

  8. Hello! I'm a new follower from the Sunday Funday Blog Hop. I'd love it if you would follow me back!

  9. That picture of you, all crackled and weathered is arresting and artistic. Beautiful photography. I want to hear more about school! *lol*


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