September 18, 2007

Self-Portrait Challenge- Bathroom- Peaking Back In

Wow! It feels like such a long time since I have connected with the SPC crowd. After religiously taking a Self-Portrait every week for a year, I have been away since June. I have had a busy summer, moving from Malaysia to Qatar and all the stress that comes from moving your entire life from one country to another. I have a new job, a new house, a new car and blah, blah, blah, you can see where that train is headed.

I have, however, felt very guilty for not sticking with my SPC routine. I have been itching to get back into it. As weird as this may sound, I miss taking pictures of myself. The act of capturing a different weekly rendition of myself, connected me to myself in a way that nothing else has ever done. I like seeing my self alter and transform over the months in images. I was hoping the September challenge would inspire me to start up again, but here we are in week three and I have yet to snap a shot in my bathroom. I think this inability to resume this project is due to the fact that while I have set-up a home in the rest of my house, the bathroom is still a bit of a mess. I didn’t feel like it was the proper setting for my reintroduction to SPC.

Having said that, I am realizing that the important part of these photographs is how I fit into the setting and not the settings themselves. I have rambled long enough; no more excuses. It is time to take a picture and get the ritual back on track. I feel a bit rusty and my ideas need some time to flow again; last night as I brushed my teeth and got ready to crawl into bed and read, I decided to grab my camera and take my shot. I hoped for a very simple, not edited, or even thought out image. I wanted it to be a sort of peaking in or I should say peaking back into me and my life. Here I am:

Good to be back everyone.


  1. oh THERE you are...
    so much adventure for you lately. thanks for the comment yesterday and so glad that you are once again up for the spc challenge :)

  2. yay for the peeking comeback!
    missed you

  3. welcome back! hope your travels and move were safe!

  4. Yay!!! Welcome back to SPC :) I admit I have not been posting much either. But I finally did this week as well.

    Oh... and your house? GORGEOUS! I am completely in love with it.


  5. Anonymous10:56 PM

    Good to SEE you again. Well done.


  6. i have been checking in with your blog- and kaia's. glad things are getting settled and that you all are adjusting to the new surroundings. can't wait for your posts on your class :)