Before I start to post photos of the July challenge, please wish Vickie a Happy Birthday!
And now let me feature Vickie’s “portrait”!
This is her story:
“The first item that I picked out to include was a picture of my family, as they are the most important people in my life and they are who have shaped who I am today.
I decided on 3 coffee mugs, not only to show that I love coffee but the mugs symbolize three different things…the black one with the saying that “we do not remember days….we remember moments..” is a favorite saying of mine, going back many years. The Mensa mug symbolizes the fact that I consider myself a fairly intelligent woman….I initially qualified for Mensa in the 8th grade and then re-qualified when I took my LSAT Test. The 3rd mug has my first attorney business card on it and was a present from one of my first legal assistants with the address of my first real office!!
I included my passport to indicate my love for travel and my stethoscope to symbolize the fact that I have been a RN since 1977.
The serenity prayer plaque was added after the first session I shot when I realized that something to symbolize my faith was missing and it is my very favorite prayer and I say it every day and on many days…many times!
Had to include my first real camera and a flower of course!!
The other plaque is my favorite Dr. Seuss quote and the older I get, the more meaningful to me it is.
My ipad is included to symbolize that I love technology and it has been my favorite piece of technology for over two years. It also has my rescue dog, Gwen as my screen saver and I like the fact that you can see her and my shadow of taking the picture on the screen.
The last item is a pretty glass perfume bottle to symbolize that I like nice things, what you may have trouble seeing, is that I put my wedding ring on the top of the bottle to symbolize the most important person in my life….my husband.
As I mentioned, this was my second shoot for this challenge…the first was too cluttered and included too much height. I need to pair down and then examine my pictures and then I decided to replace a couple of items.
I shot this outside, on my back patio in the morning sun and since I am leaving for Belize…there will not be a third re-shoot!!”
Have a good vacation Vickie, and Happy Birthday!