Scanned Self portrait, September 5th,1996

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© Andrea Petersen
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Cause me to hear thy loving kindness in the morning; for in thee do I trust: Cause me to know
the way wherein I should walk; for I lift up my soul unto thee...Psalms 143: 8

I had just turned 53 years old, the day I did this self portrait to remember my
birthday that year..I was kneeling by the morning glories that were in full bloom.
(Our morning glories haven't begun to bloom yet this year.) I thought at that time I
was beginning to be an old geezer and had better do this self portrait before I got
any older... The years fly by too rapidly. It is hard to believe, but I will be 69 in
less than two weeks.

You can see my hand partly hidden behind my foot squeezing the remote control
bulb that was attached by a cord to my FE2 Nikon Film camera on a tripod. The white western blouse I was wearing with the fringes on the sleeves and neckline, I had just bought at the State Fair that year and I loved it so much that I wore it out completely.. The fringes finally fell apart and got all knotted up.... but that's what you call a favorite outfit:)

Thank you so much JanElle for the generous spotlight...Very appreciated!

25 responses

  • ROCIO GUILLEN

    ROCIO GUILLEN   gave props (23 Aug 2012):

    You look absolutely lovely in this image.

  • Betty Maxey

    Betty Maxey   gave props (23 Aug 2012):

    I love this one too!!! Beautiful work daling!!!!

  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett   gave props (23 Aug 2012):

    Very lovely!! (the subject AND the background)

  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece   gave props (23 Aug 2012):

    You are very pretty in this photo and 16 years later you are just as pretty. I can see why that was your favorite outfit : )

  • Lynn E. Harvey

    Lynn E. Harvey   gave props (23 Aug 2012):

    What a beautiful story and beautiful photo!

  • Sarah Springer

    Sarah Springer   gave props (23 Aug 2012):

    Andrea, you are really rockin' the theme.....Agree you look lovely.....fab sp

  • Min Chai Liu

    Min Chai Liu gave props (23 Aug 2012):

    self porttrait as an art form.. you always amaze me

  • JanElle

    JanElle   gave props (23 Aug 2012):

    I love the narrative.. this is an exceptionally lovely SP.. beautiful image and entry!!

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen said (23 Aug 2012):

    Thank you all for your kind words and to JanElle for the courtesy of the spotlight.

  • Ioana Caravan

    Ioana Caravan   gave props (23 Aug 2012):

    Beautiful then...beautiful now...Lovely selfportrait and entry!

  • Davide Simone

    Davide Simone (Deleted) gave props (23 Aug 2012):

    Andrea, I love the narrative, and you are a wonderful woman, with great soul

  • Elizabeth Atehortua

    Elizabeth Atehortua gave props (23 Aug 2012):

    woooow, magnifica imágen.

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (24 Aug 2012):

    Dressed for Success in JPG's Theme Park!

  • Thad Zajdowicz

    Thad Zajdowicz   gave props (24 Aug 2012):

    Superb!

  • Susan Littlefield

    Susan Littlefield   gave props (24 Aug 2012):

    You haven't changed a bit!! What a wonderful entry for the theme.

  • Deborah Downes

    Deborah Downes   gave props (24 Aug 2012):

    I love the narrative almost as much as the image. Such a beautiful SP, my friend. Sure see why you loved that blouse.

  • elfriede fulda

    elfriede fulda gave props (24 Aug 2012):

    You look very lovely, what a great entry

  • Linda Houghton

    Linda Houghton   gave props (24 Aug 2012):

    love it!

  • Patty Gross

    Patty Gross (Deleted) gave props (25 Aug 2012):

    You're the epitomy of a modest, beautiful lady, Andrea. I love this outfit too....it is timeless and never goes out of style. Well, except when you literally love it to death, as you did this one!! :)) Very beautiful s/p, great outfit, and I hope you know I'm just joking with you my friend. I had a jean jacket once which I did some crewel embroidery on. I was also in love with that jacket and wore it clear out too. :)

  • Ma. Dolores Guillén Solís

    Ma. Dolores Guillén Solís   gave props (25 Aug 2012):

    You look beautiful Andrea! So serene and peaceful.

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker   gave props (25 Aug 2012):

    beautiful shot of a beautiful lady!

  • Richard Knight

    Richard Knight gave props (26 Aug 2012):

    Very deserving of the praise it has received.

  • Litz Go

    Litz Go gave props (28 Aug 2012):

    this is a fantastic self portrait, Andrea!

  • Iztok Urh

    Iztok Urh gave props (7 Oct 2012):

    Nice SP!

  • Barbara Kurth

    Barbara Kurth   said (6 Oct 2013):

    Wow ! Beautiful !

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