Friday, May 27, 2011

time and place


Here I am. Kat. In my little creative space carved out in the corner of our apartment in Italy. The apartment we're leaving in five weeks, when we move back to the US. This is where I edit my photos. Where I write on my blog every day. Where my creative dreams have been hatched. This is the place I post my inspirations and plans on the wall. There are notes from others, notes from myself. If anyone sends me something, it ends up here. There are a thousand details I could point out in this photo, that tell you about me and my life right now.

The details won't matter so much to anyone else, what matters is what I see in this image. I see myself, with all of my imperfections. My fellow muses have dragged me kicking and screaming into the world of self portraiture with this theme, but I must thank them for nudge to capture myself in this time and place. I'm surprised to find that I like what I see.

I was drawn to this image from Tamar Haytayan, for the reasons of time and place. I can see her, looking at this in the future, remembering the pattern of her daughter's shirt, the feel of the blanket on the couch, the house with the pictures on the stairway wall. And most of all, remembering herself in that moment. Who she was, what she was feeling, in that time and place.

We have had amazing submissions of self portraits to our Flickr pool. They range from artful and soft to raw and honest. It will be an amazing week here on Mortal Muses as we share more of our selves, I have no doubt.

Kat of The Kat Eye View of the World

self portrait with my girl
self portrait with my girl by Tamar Haytayan

11 comments:

mosey said...

Kat, I can only imagine the mixed emotions you are facing in this next month as you leave the space you are in and where those dreams "hatched", and start fresh back where you started from. I love this image of you - I can imagine sitting across from you and chatting over our dreams together.

Life with Kaishon said...

You are beautiful Kat! I will pray for you as you adjust to being in the states again! Love the picture you chose also. So sweet! What a beautiful moment.

Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

I too did a little kicking. It was hard to do but glad I did it! Good luck with the move. You had a great adventure in Italy!

Stampmouse said...

this is a great picture of you. good to see the face behind so much creativity. it will be sad for you to leave but you are on to your next adventure with new surroundings to give you inspriation to grow from.

Kirstin said...

Kat, this is such a lovely way to celebrate the end of your time in Italy. A perfect portrait. And I love Tamar's gaze straight into the camera...perfect.

Tamar said...

Thank you Kat for including my pic to this wonderful post of yours. I love your portrait. Looking at it I see all the mixed emotions on your expression, surrounded by all that is close to you. I can see the apprehensive look, the sad look for leaving something and starting anew, the half smile too for the new adventures ahead. Good luck with it all. all the best.

thank you for the comments too.

urban muser said...

i love how you have captured the memories here kat. you look fabulous!

blue elephant photography said...

you are gorgeous! and i love that photo from tamar too, it's wonderful! they look so happy!

Ashley Sisk said...

I love how you captured this prompt - everything is perfectly imperfect and I love that. Great story, great pairing!

steph said...

Lovely choices, Kat. It's so important to have your own space that's really you - something I'm really missing right now.

Anna said...

Kat, this photo will serve as a wonderful memory of a place that has "hatched" so much goodness for you! Tamar's is such a charming mother and daughter piece.

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