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Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Slim Pickin's


(All pics. snapped on 12/26/11)

Yep, it's true...Christmas, and all of the chaotic craziness (at home and at work) that preceded it - is finally behind me, *sing alleluia!*...matter of fact, today is my first full day off of work - in I couldn't tell ya' how long (even clocked-in on Christmas Day, if you can believe that)...


...and although the time that elapsed from Thanksgiving to Christmas, is essentially a complete and utter blur - largely due to added responsibilities at work that exacerbated the typical time-crunch under which I frantically try to pull together a reasonably respectable Christmas for my four deserving offspring, each year - I pin most of the blame for this year's holiday season amnesia, on performing many of the aforementioned duties - while fuzzy-headed, sleep-deprived, and running on fumes...thanks to an extended stint as a hardcore carouser and merrymaker. Sure, my poor aged body's been put through the ringer...but sadly, it's my art, my blog and my readers that have sustained unprecedented neglect cuzza the ongoing bender.


Last night true to form, I perpetuated the debaucherous bacchanalia with friends - this time though - by celebrating a swift and welcome lull in the other activities that have monopolized so much of my time recently...and while blithely delighting in the sudden dip in urgent tasks needing my immediate attention - I entertained myself and my friends by taking a stab at self-portraiture for the first time in one day shy of a whole month.

I'll be the first person to admit that these pictures are not even close to fantastic, but I'm hoping that if nothing else - you'll take them as a sign of in good faith...that from here on out, I shan't let my love of self-portraiture - fall by the wayside again...for awhile at least...I hope...

17 comments:

  1. Love this pictures. So much life in them. So evocative.

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  2. Hey gorgeous! Your dancing makes me smile - and want to dance myself :)

    xx Dee

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  3. @Lady Grinning Soul - YAY! I was just SURE these pictures would be a total disappointment to everyone...SO relieved to hear that you like them! Thank You!

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  4. @Curvaceous Dee - Oh MAN, Dee! Was SUCH a fun night...nothing beats goofin' off with a coupla best friends - friends who totally "get" my (oftentimes) strange behavior, haha!

    Hope you've been enjoying the holidays! Now go DANCE!!!

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  5. @daisyfae - Ya' know? It almost felt weird (or wrong?) to do self-pics that weren't my typical dark, dreary fare...(I haven't had much luck in the past, tackling lighthearted themes)...and so I'm EXtra glad to hear that this group of snaps didn't let you down :)

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  6. I loved the picture of you jumping. It's wonderfully full of life and energy.

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  7. nice to see your "softer" side... plenty of light... warm tones... clean, uncluttered setting... not a let-down in the least. but seriously girl, you gotta get some cover plates for those wall outlets :) Wishing you a fanTABulous New Year!!

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  8. Love them socks!!! Is that a matching thong/socks outfit?? lol...
    Wishing you a year full of joy and good health.
    AMC 12/28/11

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  9. @Alex R. - THANKS, Alex! Lately (for whatever reason) I've been positively brimming with happiness...I guess you could consider it blind good judgement that I had the wherewithal to capture it - on the spur of the moment...

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  10. @Anonymous - Haha! I KNOW! The missing cover plates drove me nuts, too! But it's my friend's house, and although he moved in recently - it's still a bit of a construction zone (notice - there are no baseboards either, and there's a candle in the wood stove instead of a fire - cuz the derned thing has yet to be tempered) I was just so grateful that he let me christen his new place with a semi-naked self-portraiture shoot!

    Happy New Year to you too!

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  11. @AMC - Ha! No, actually the thong used to be nude colored...but I wore it when my friend body-painted me awhile back, and the paint stained/dyed the undies green. Kinda worked out well, eh?

    All the best to YOU - in 2012!

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  12. First time visitor to your blog, LOVE your body, if your ever in Washington state I would love to have you in for a session!

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  13. damnit! My comment did not record! Anyway, first time visitor to your blog, love your body!

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  14. I love these pictures, I think they show just how talented you are; some funky socks, headphones, a fireplace and you have me smiling and wishing I had been there.... Merry Christmas Lauralyn and a very happy 2012 to you.

    Mollyxxx

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  15. @Victoria - Thank you, Thank You, THANK YOU! Looks like it would be a lot of fun to shoot with you (I just got done checkin' out your site - very NICE!)...but unfortunately I'm so bloody poor all the time, I can't afford to travel...bummer. If things ever change though, I'll def let you know!

    So glad that you stumbled upon The Big Ugly...Happy New Year!

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  16. @Molly - Happy Holidays to you TOO! I'm so delighted that I made your (virtual) acquaintance in 2011...I feel like if we actually got the chance to meet each other in person, we would immediately become fast friends...and would very likely enjoy many fun times together, like the night I took these pics....

    All the BEST to you in 2012!

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