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UploadedNovember 21, 2008
TakenJanuary 6, 2008
MakeEastman Kodak Company
ModelKODAK EASYSHARE Z1012 IS Digital Camera
Exposure1/50 sec at f/2.8
FlashCompulsory Flash
Focal Length5.85 mm
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"And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom."
Anais Nin

I am learning to love myself and where I've come from in my life. It's a daily struggle, but I'm getting there, slowly...surely.

64 responses

  • Steven Maguire

    Steven Maguire gave props (20 Nov 2008):

    a beautiful self-portrait!!!

  • Jay Hardebeck

    Jay Hardebeck said (20 Nov 2008):


  • Patrick

    Patrick (Deleted) gave props (20 Nov 2008):

    What a beauty. I like how your hair frames your face, and the way your pink lipstick is matches the hair ribbon on Hello Kitty.

  • Nigel Hollingworth

    Nigel Hollingworth gave props (20 Nov 2008):

    Wonderful!! Such an enigmatic look!

  • Michael Cox

    Michael Cox (Deleted) gave props (20 Nov 2008):

    very good SP....oh and Hello Kitty :)

  • Talon

    Talon gave props (20 Nov 2008):

    Love the saying, love the photograph and really admire your spirit. Hey, a human life is a work in progress...sounds like you're doing good work.

  • Steve Baker

    Steve Baker (Deleted) gave props (21 Nov 2008):

    Nobody knows where they will go, or how they will get there, so you may as well enjoy the trip. Looks like you're doing so.

  • Teresa

    Teresa gave props (21 Nov 2008):

    It's no surprise, Mike, that a macro photographer would notice the Hello Kitty in the picture! LOL! I adore HK.

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (21 Nov 2008):

    Rock on Teresa.

  • Chris O'Shana

    Chris O'Shana gave props (21 Nov 2008):


  • Teresa

    Teresa gave props (21 Nov 2008):

    Thank you, everyone.

  • Lynn H

    Lynn H (Deleted) gave props (21 Nov 2008):

    You are gorgeous :)

  • david ong

    david ong gave props (21 Nov 2008):

    hello Hello Kitty, great sp Teresa, lovely!

  • Michael Ball

    Michael Ball gave props (22 Nov 2008):

    Beautiful self portrait!!!! Lovely brown eyes!

  • David Bowden

    David Bowden gave props (22 Nov 2008):

    Regardless of the SP, there is a great deal which could be said about what you wrote, but a reply that deep doesnt belong here. Suffice to say its a worthy struggle and the fact that you do it means you have won. Excellent quote, great image.

  • Norma Clark

    Norma Clark said (22 Nov 2008):

    gorgeous eyes

  • ! ! ! Anice ! ! Bommerscheim

    ! ! ! Anice ! ! Bommerscheim gave props (22 Nov 2008):

    wow your eyes POP in this!

  • Brad Orkewitz

    Brad Orkewitz gave props (22 Nov 2008):

    You are seriously one STUNNING woman. Wow, beautiful.

  • Christopher J Chalk

    Christopher J Chalk gave props (22 Nov 2008):

    I can relate to what your saying Teresa! Lovely portait of a stunning beautiful woman!

  • Joerg Schlagheck

    Joerg Schlagheck gave props (23 Nov 2008):

    Beautiful self portrait and you're on your way!

  • Mykola Swarnyk

    Mykola Swarnyk gave props (23 Nov 2008):

    Beautiful! Your eyes can really see what you looking at!

  • John Edwin May

    John Edwin May gave props (23 Nov 2008):

    Stellar Image! Love everything!

  • Carlos Aviles

    Carlos Aviles (Deleted) gave props (23 Nov 2008):

    It is difficult to imagine such beauty does have to learn how to love herself. Anais put it just right. Kudos for you.

  • Paige Corliss

    Paige Corliss gave props (24 Nov 2008):

    gorgeous =]

  • Jan Hoffman

    Jan Hoffman gave props (24 Nov 2008):

    Excellent -- stunning eyes

  • Chris Walker

    Chris Walker gave props (24 Nov 2008):

    You seem very comfortable in front of the camera. Well done.

  • Mark Goldskein

    Mark Goldskein gave props (24 Nov 2008):

    You are a gorgeous woman. There's something unique about your features, I love it. Those eyes are breathtaking.

  • Teresa

    Teresa gave props (25 Nov 2008):

    Thanks, everyone.

  • Jim Hart

    Jim Hart gave props (25 Nov 2008):

    beautiful self-portrait and great entry!

  • Mark Goldskein

    Mark Goldskein gave props (25 Nov 2008):

    Ok, you are so lovely, your eyes keep calling me back to this portrait.

  • Mark Goldskein

    Mark Goldskein gave props (25 Nov 2008):

    BTW, where are you located? The scenery in some of your photos looks familiar.

  • Teresa

    Teresa gave props (25 Nov 2008):

    Thanks, Mark. I'm actually located in Southern California.

  • Robert Armstrong

    Robert Armstrong (Deleted) gave props (25 Nov 2008):

    Beautiful shot of a very beautiful lady, amazing eyes!

  • Fabian Gonzales

    Fabian Gonzales gave props (25 Nov 2008):

    Stunning beauty. Those eyes could slay anyone! Love it.

  • Mark Goldskein

    Mark Goldskein gave props (26 Nov 2008):

    Really? I grew up in SoCal! Where abouts are you? And where's the hot tag for this shot?

  • Teresa

    Teresa gave props (26 Nov 2008):

    I live by the Victoria Gardens mall. Just a couple miles east from there. Where did you grow up?

  • Matthew

    Matthew gave props (26 Nov 2008):

    If you're married, then your husband is one lucky chap. ;o) You're gorgeous. (Now I can leave you comments!)

  • Carl Kuntze

    Carl Kuntze gave props (26 Nov 2008):

    Exquisite study. Sensuous, Provocative.

  • Fabian Gonzales

    Fabian Gonzales gave props (29 Nov 2008):

    Glad to see this made "hot" status. Beautiful.

  • Robert Allan

    Robert Allan gave props (29 Nov 2008):


  • Warren ~Mangione~

    Warren ~Mangione~ gave props (1 Dec 2008):

    Lovely self portrait. I can see that inner glow. Reach for the stars!

  • Andrew Lorimer

    Andrew Lorimer (Deleted) gave props (1 Dec 2008):

    Beautiful !!!!!

  • sasha ormond

    sasha ormond said (2 Dec 2008):

    nice message! you look like a blossom, not a bud!

  • Goce Simjanovski

    Goce Simjanovski gave props (5 Dec 2008):

    beautiful self-portrait , lovely smile and eye's :)

  • Matthew

    Matthew gave props (8 Dec 2008):

    You're so beautiful.

  • Luzminda Dean

    Luzminda Dean said (11 Dec 2008):

    Very inspiring caption. BTW, your beautiful -that seems to radiate from the inside.

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham (Deleted) gave props (13 Dec 2008):

    A beautiful self portrait. I envy you your beautiful brown eyes.

  • Nicholas Wagner

    Nicholas Wagner gave props (13 Dec 2008):

    You're such a beautiful woman. I hope you know and appreciate that. Well done.

  • Ikhlef A.

    Ikhlef A. said (15 Dec 2008):

    Love yourself but don't bother your soul by asking where you come from. It isn't important.

  • Deborah Ziegler

    Deborah Ziegler gave props (16 Dec 2008):

    a beautiful portrait of a beautiful woman. . . great necklace. . i hava a 'real' Hello Kitty ring!!!

  • Teresa

    Teresa gave props (17 Dec 2008):

    Oh man, Deborah, I lust after that ring every time I see it in the Sanrio shop!

  • Tatiana Roesli-K

    Tatiana Roesli-K gave props (18 Dec 2008):

    You have to love yourself! I'm sure you are as beautiful inside as you are outside.

  • 'nita Jean

    'nita Jean gave props (19 Dec 2008):

    Inspirational. You go girl! You are very beautiful. Great SP!

  • Jose Rico

    Jose Rico (Deleted) gave props (19 Dec 2008):

    you could easily say "I'm ready for my close-up, C.B." (excellent

  • Jay Rex

    Jay Rex gave props (19 Dec 2008):

    Something mischievous behind those eyes? Sweet!

  • David Dunham

    David Dunham said (20 Dec 2008):

    Hello Kitty, easy to see why you can self accept. You are a beauty and that beauty radiates from within.

  • Robert Allan

    Robert Allan gave props (20 Dec 2008):

    Such soulful and caring eyes. Lovely subject too.

  • joe barrett

    joe barrett said (22 Dec 2008):

    thank god your not one of those photographers that hide behind the camera,like me!

  • Polly Bean

    Polly Bean said (23 Dec 2008):

    With eyes like that I'd be happy!! Great shot.

  • Tom Drew

    Tom Drew (Deleted) gave props (27 Dec 2008):

    True Beauty! Hypnotizing Eyes! Just WOW.


    PINAKI SARKAR gave props (16 Jan 2009):

    takes you close to her

  • Maura Wolfson-Foster

    Maura Wolfson-Foster gave props (9 Apr 2009):

    OMG!!! ""And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom" ~ Anais Nin. That's my favourite quote!!! And, you are beautiful, Teresa!!!!!

  • jean-francois

    jean-francois gave props (11 Apr 2009):

    hello Beauty ;-)


    MARCO MEYO   gave props (5 Feb 2010):

    Molto Bello!!

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