Tuesday, November 10, 2009

My life on a dresser


I'm taking an online class for which this week's assignment is a self portrait, and I was going to think about this project for a bit before doing anything with it, but as I was getting ready to go to bed last night I just started shooting into the mirror. When I looked at the images I was surprised to discover that the top of my dresser currently holds a flashback of my life: a photo of my father, one of me with my mother, another with a former boyfriend, a crucifix, items of my mother's, jewelry my father made, jewelry I made, jewelry of my mother's, wedding bands, broken bits of jewelry I keep saying I am going to repair, essential oils, a bracelet made by Alisa Burke, and on the wall a painting by another former boyfriend. The only things missing are photos of my dogs. It was a strange realization.

5 comments:

Diana said...

I love this. Isn't it wonderful that it came to you in a flash? (Hah! pun)

kate smudges said...

What a beautiful portrait. Your dresser tells much about you. It also looks dusted (unlike mine). I haven't been blogging for ages, so am trying to catch up.

anna maria said...

Hi Kate,
I keep checking on your blog to see if you are back, but not yet...
My dresser LOOKS dusted, but that was one thing I noticed when I was taking the photos: the dust!

Paz said...

I love the things you have on your dresser. All special items. Time to add photos of the dogs. Then it'll be complete. ;-)

Paz

anna maria said...

Hi Paz,
the photos of the dogs are all over the rest of the house, including a rotating series as screensaver!