Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Self-Portrait Challenge 10.10

Have not felt up to participating in SPC lately. But after reading Liz's post, it started me thinking about the ugly, green part of me that envies. Mainly envy of those who have taken their talents and used them to enrich their lives, pushed themselves to another level. Something I can't seem to accomplish, although I feel pretty talented and have lots of ideas. I dabble in everything, suffer from short-term commitment, and then let my fears overtake me. Of course with envy comes admiration ... and that helps me keep my eye on my prize.

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16 comments:

chronicler said...

Welcome to the club girlfriend! I could have posed for your pic! Here's to the next decade where we drop that part of our life in the ditch and grab our creatvity and run with it!

la vie en rose said...

oh my girl, although i do understand what you're saying, truly i do (i often feel the very same way) i just have to say when i think of people who use their talent in amazing ways you're one of the first people who comes to mind...you may not be able to see it, the fears my be covering it, but i swear you're doing the very thing you're afraid you're not doing.

Green Kitchen said...

I'm like that, too, plus I have the little voice that tells me that I wouldn't have any fun if I tried to make a living at it.

Deb R said...

That photo is so cool! Glad to see you participating, Kim. I've missed your SPC posts lately.

Georgia said...

I love that it says envy across your pupil.

xoxox
~Georgia

The Linda said...

I can relate, girlfriend..... loving it all, always. :-)

melba said...

I completely understand short term committment. My brother has his doctoriate in Chemical Engeneering which took him like 8 years? to complete. He went into school knowing this! I am still in awe when people can make such long term committments. I get bored easily...maybe not bored. I get distracted easily. On to something (that seems) brighter.

Rachel said...

Oh, Kim-
This is odd to me because I look at you and see where I want to be- job in the news biz, a loving family, making incredible art and participating in a community online. I've got bits and pieces of that but you seem to have it all together. You should know I totally admire you. Not envy, admire. I wish we got to hook up when I was in Seattle. Did you get my email last week?
PS: Hope you are feeling better!!!

Bedazzzled1 said...

Aside from the typically creative portrait you posted (the word "envy" on your eye is brilliant), I have to say I am somewhat startled by your revelation. You are one of the first people I met through SPC whose talents blew me away.

I will say you just might have given me an idea for next week's post.

::hug::

Jeremy Stockwell said...

Love the photo. So subtle, I almost missed it. Great job!

Anonymous said...

Nicely Done!

Nicole said...

love this! i just caught it today and am so happy i got to see it.

falwyn said...

love the photo. thank you for sharing....

Colorsonmymind said...

Kim-
this is so good!

You are such a talent-even with the short term commitment thing you produce fantastic stuff.

gay said...

i just love this shot, to tell you the truth i didn't notice the word envy and still can't really tell it's there but it's a beautiful shot nontheless..

joy madison said...

oooh, I totally feel you here sister soul!!!