Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Self Portrait Tuesday



Good morning! I feel like it's becoming a pattern for me to be MIA on Mondays. Sorry about that. Without going into too much detail, yesterday I was trying to figure out whether or not I should quit my job and become a barrista at a local coffee shop. Sometimes the work situation can be that intense. I'm sure there are those of you out there who can empathize!

The self portraits are coming in, I'm quite delighted to say! I have another to show you today from the beautiful woman behind two ellie. Enjoy!

I feel as if this portrait sums me up quite nicely. The piece of pottery is one I made back in college. It was during a time I was trying to figure out who exactly I was, the process gave me time to think. The flowers represent my love of gardening. The pitcher that the flowers are in are from a set of dishes that my grandfather gave me after my grandmother moved on. He too has since past, but I will always have pieces of them. The bible was the first gift my husband gave me as husband and wife. He had my new name engraved upon the book that we have based our marriage on. The cake stand and dessert show my love for hosting gatherings and if you ever come for a visit you will be met with something yummy to eat. The spools of thread represent my love of sewing, something I will continue to do no matter where I am in life. The boots and all stars represent my son and daughter. They are a part of my husband and I, I would not be me without them.

30 comments:

Vana said...

oh I really want to meet her now...she sounds so sweet! Thanks Jewels for a great post. I hope today is better for you:)

cindy : quaint said...

i can empathize jewels! hope today is better :).

i love this self portrait and reading about the significance of each item. the photo is also wonderful.

Karen said...

Love these self-portraits you've been doing -- this one is wonderful!

beth said...

Do it! Come join the barista world. The lack of stress and free caffeine is really quite wonderful.

What a beautiful portrait.

Krissy said...

Love it!

paula said...

Julia, i am so excited that i was able to participate. it seems like i may even make some new blog friends. thank you so much.

Art Kitten said...

Oh Julia! I am so sorry things are getting that rough. We should get together, asap, and I can lend you my ear. Tonight? Coffee?

I love this new series as well, love looking into the lives of others in such a beautiful way.

please sir said...

Oh my I SO feel the same way some days...can I just work at a coffee shop? I'm there with ya! Great self portrait series too.

Caroline @ Absolutely Unique said...

Oh Julia, I LOVE this self portrait series! This one is so beautiful. I checked Paula's blog and loved it! xo

jae said...

Another great self portrait! Going over to check out her blog now.

Lizzy said...

Great Great Great.

S.HOPtalk said...

Loving the series...and what a beautiful photo. Oh...and I love Paula, she's a doll.

P.S Picked up an app from the local coffee shop just the other day. I haven't completed it yet, but it's in my back pocket. Hang in there...or not-sometimes moving on is a good thing ;)

A Print A Day said...

this post made me "aw" :)

heidi said...

Nuthin wrong with being a barrista... as long as you keep blogging!
xoh

amy@inspirationchic said...

ohhhh LOVE your blog. Just added YOU to my blog list!

wunderbug said...

jewels, i cant stress enough how much i luh-luh-looove this idea. LOVE!

thanks for sharing! xo

dolcechic said...

Awww this is great! I am really loving the self portraits :)

Thanks for your sweet comment :)

●• Tiny Red said...

this is so beautiful Julia... i'm working on mine to send to you :)

pve design said...

Oh, how lovely these self portraits are.
Hang in there, keep on following your heart, with faith and action - go after what is you!
Wishing you strength and smiles.

Mrs.French said...

she is a recent blog friend of mine, this is so fantastic...thank you for the portrait, I feel as if I know her a bit better now...xo t

bronwyn said...

I feel you! I worked in restaurants for a decade. Sometimes I am tempted to flee the corporate world and return to restaurants. They can be quite fun. Darn benefits and vacation pay!

I am loving these self portraits!

Design Lovely said...

Love her blog and I really like this new feature.

Courtney said...

This is so so great!! Love the pieces in this shot. And hope things start looking up for you soon!

Callie Grayson said...

love the portrait! i am collecting my items for you.

I completely understand how you feel. I hope things get better soon. sending you big positive thoughts tomorrow will be a better day!

Brittany Noel said...

This portrait is really nice.

I love being a barista! What do you do now, if you don't mind my asking?

picciolo said...

what a great portrait, and I love the explamation that goes with it too. Hope you have a better day at work today!
: )

Bonbon Oiseau said...

so beautiful! i love this series!
(good luck with work jewels--i hear you sister...)

dojski said...

she must be living quite a fulfilled life - she knows the person that she is, and is surrounded with love.

can completely emphathize with you on the job part, Jules. hehe. the global financial crisis is truly a letdown for me because it limited my options. arghhhhhh.

Little House on Green said...

This one is very beautiful, very sincere, I love it. She sounds like a wonderful woman!

(I'm with you on quiting and working at Starbucks or such, work is killing me lately).

la la Lovely said...

Great post.. love this idea.. and Paula is so great!!!!!