if you check out the “meet the crafters” page, there’s everyone’s photo and name.
everyone’s photo…but mine, that is.
i have no trouble with the written word—i churned out my bio and interview no sweat. but a photo? well, i’m much more comfortable behind the camera than in front of it.
so i tried to take the easy way out—i searched my hard drive for a fairly recent pic i could send. you know, preferably one where i looked thin and gorgeous, perfect hair and makeup.
would you believe i couldn’t find one? not a one.
and then it was the deadline, and i forgot i hadn’t yet solved the picture problem so i sent off what i had.
and now, i’m the mystery contestant.
so i figured today i better just suck it up. take a picture of yourself already, and stop being so dramatic. because honestly, i think it does add something to a blog. when i stumble across a new blog i like—i want to see you. i want to know how old you are, how many kids you have, and what you look like. it adds something. so i have to assume others feel this way too (and i’m not just a creepy stalker.)
i put “wonder pets” on for little bear and got to work.
i applied enough makeup to make a drag queen blush. i curled (just the front of) my hair. and i pulled out a black (basically clean) shirt—cause everyone knows black makes you look thinner—even if you’re 27 months pregnant.
then a sat my big butt in front of the door and started snapping…
it really didn’t start off too bad.
what is that under my eye???
okay, makeup touchup…
maybe something a little more “art-sy”?
ahhh!! too many chins!
gah! the chins again! NO!
maybe from below?
AHHH!! more chins!!! NONONONO!!!!
then i got a little crazy…
a face only a mother could love.
yeah, i’m no pin-up. and for some reason, in this shot all i can see is my dad.
who wants to see up my nose? (and lest anyone ever doubt if my red hair is natural…do you see the freckles? on my eyelids, my nose, my lips…EVERYWHERE)
and as further proof, i present to you—my hairline.
okay, this is fun and all. but without further ado, here it is—the winning shot:
and, with a little (ahem) photoshop magic…
i’m ready for my close-up mr. de mille.
and just to brighten your day a little further, i did briefly consider a more full-body shot.
you ready for this? prepare yourself…
this is me, in all my maternity glory.
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