Monday, January 16, 2012

Word of the Year ~ Confidence

Word of the Year  2012, Everyday a la Mode

Layla at The Lettered Cottage has presented the challenge to choose one word that could have the potential to encourage focus and reflection and to inspire oneself.

Choosing my word for this year was a challenge. What one word sums up where I'm at? It could be silly and fun or it could be be full of possibility and promise.

After deliberating, I have chosen Confidence. My previous post mentions my fear of disappointing myself and being the "it's not good enough"- "it's not done yet"- "just one more change"-"it can be better"-"it's not ready" person. I admit I stall myself. Part of the definition of Confidence is "belief in oneself and one's powers or abilities". I need a boost of that, to step out of my comfort zone and take some risks.

On that note... I took these photos this morning. I was inspired by the morning light, so I quickly set up my tripod, grabbed the remote, and rolled with the spontaneity. I think they turned out dream-like, and sort of ghostly,  and kind of cool.  I have plans for this year that I need more confidence to achieve. (I'll discuss those plans in a separate post when it's the right time.) Having the confidence to post my self-photography work is one step in getting closer to that goal.

I welcome feedback and critiques from other art and photography buffs. There's a risk, right out of the box!

Word of the Year, Everyday a la Mode

What is your Word of the Year?

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* These photos were processed with a modified version of Alex Beadon's Photoshop action Black hearts White.

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  1. Lovely photos. I would like to become more confident myself. It's a learning process for me. My word this year is Open.

  2. Love your word!-I am your newest follower from Layla's party-Stop by for a visit!


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