Have you ever looked for a photo of yourself? One you might actually want people to see? Well it's not as easy to find something as you might think.
I have a couple of photo-phobias.
1) Keeping my eyes open.
I know, I have lots of pictures on my blog but a lot of those were taken when I didn't know they were being snapped. But, if you put me in front of a camera and tell me to smile. . . well, it's not always a pretty picture. I just have the worst time keeping my eyes open when someone snaps a photo. No kidding. I just went to get my passport renewed and the guy had to take five pictures because I had my eyes closed in all of them. On the final photo, I only have one eye open. The photographer said, "That's good enough."
I'm just not good at posing - in fact I'm horrible. My eyes are always half closed.
Plus, I'm a card carrying Starbucks fan - so my teeth aren't as white as they should be. So . . .
2) I'm always worried about showing my coffee-stained teeth. So most of my smiles are with my mouth closed.
Anyway, I tried putting on a little makeup so I'd look a little better than usual . . . but my husband said I looked like a ghoul with those ruby red lips and said I should wash it off.
And, I have super thick hair so I tried to style it. . . a little, I mean I didn't want it framing my head like a giant horsetail so I put some mousse in my mane to tame it but my son said it made me look like I was trying to look like a teenager leaving a rave.
So, I just asked my oldest son to snap a couple pictures. He did, but when my younger son looked at the photos he said he wouldn't even recognize me looking at those pictures.
I almost gave up. But finally I picked one photo everyone was happy with - well, maybe happy isn't the right word. I was able to find a photo no one complained about . . . too much. I put a headband on my hair to hold it back and wah-lah Mom-Mane.
JUNE 1st - SCHMOOZE, 9:30 a.m. - noon ? Vancouver - Clark County Children's Writers and Illustrators Our next schmooze is scheduled for Saturday, June 1st at 9:30 a.m. at the Cascade Park Library ? 600 NE 136th Ave. Vancouver, WA. 98664. If you have any questions, feel free to contact Vicki Lindstrom at email@example.com. ?
June 29, 2013 - MAKING YOUR FIRST PAGES SHINE with Chronicle Editor Melissa Manlove - this Rogue Valley Connection workshop is in Ashland. See website: www.scbwior.com/events for more details.
June 8, 2013 - Our FIRST SE PORTLAND schmooze is scheduled for Saturday, June 8th at 10:30 a.m. at the Holgate Library, a branch of the Multnomah County Libraries. This is your chance to Meet and Greet the Co-RAs, ask them questions, and get acquainted with each other. We will meet in the meeting room at the Holgate Library ? 7905 SE Holgate Blvd, Portland. If you have any questions, feel free to contact Carol Bloemen at firstname.lastname@example.org ?
SCBWI - The Great Critique - July 20th at Tabor Space
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