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 by Tamar Haytayan