26 November 2013

Seek Yourself




"To love yourself as you are

is a miracle,

and to seek yourself

is to have found yourself,

for now.

And now is all we have,

and love is who we are."

--Anne Lamott







24 November 2013

Imperfect





"You are imperfect,

permanently and inevitably

flawed.

And you are

beautiful."

-Amy Bloom

21 November 2013

Glowing



You are beautiful.

Your beauty,

just like your capacity

for life, happiness, and success,

is immeasurable.


-Steve Maraboli






i really liked the

first picture here

how the light

changed the look

of my skin

and contrasts

with the black

i almost appear

to be glowing!



20 November 2013

Ass+





“Life is all about Ass. 

You're either covering it, 

laughing it off, kicking it, 

kissing it,  bursting it, 

or trying to get a piece of it.”

― Unknown Author







19 November 2013

Herself





The rarest thing in the world 

is a woman who is pleased 

with photographs of herself.  

~Elizabeth Metcalf











 




This is so true,
and i'm no exception.
i cull out a few
photos and poses
because i don't like
this or that
about them.
 

 




On the other hand,
i've learned to become
more accepting
of who i am,
how i look,
and realizing
that there is beauty
in every curve,
every line,
of a human body.



18 November 2013

Curves Ahead




.... then i saw those

black lace panties

and i knew that it was you ....






When life gives you curves,

flaunt them!


17 November 2013

Feel Like a Woman




this first photo is an example of what photos
look like when i take the first shot,
then run back to peek at the image --

to see if i have my body in the image,
if the settings are ok....
obviously they weren't so OK here!
but i found the visible garter appealing.










Inspiration for this set was a line
from a Shania Twain song....

"The best thing about being a woman
Is the prerogative to have a little fun
go totally crazy-- forget I'm a lady
Men's shirts --short skirts
really go wild -- yeah, doin' it in style
get in the action -- feel the attraction
Color my hair -- do what I dare
I wanna be free -- yeah, to feel the way I feel
Man! I feel like a woman!






14 November 2013

Do Nothing



some weeks can feel longer
and more tiring than others
and i'm not sure why.

even my feet wanted to give it up,
to come home and rest early today.




 
There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want.  
~Bill Watterson, Calvin and Hobbes

13 November 2013

Half Naked



“Her chin lifted.

"Very well. Here is my best offer.

Half of my nakedness for all of yours."

He pretended to think on it. " It's a bargain.”


-Tessa Dare, A Week to Be Wicked




(i don't know about you,


but that sounds like a

perfectly delicious book!)



11 November 2013

Dinner, anyone?




 “There is no spectacle on earth 

more appealing 

than that of a beautiful woman 

in the act of cooking dinner 

for someone she loves.”

--Thomas Wolfe






09 November 2013

Domesticated



i felt very domesticated today,

and cooked up a pot of stew --

simple basics:  beef, potato,

carrots and peas.  i let it simmer

in a pot of consomme and

french onion soup.



it will be delish for dinner!










although, i have to confess

i don't always dress down

this way to make supper!




One cannot think well, 
love well, 
sleep well, 
if one has not dined well.'
-Virginia Woolf

08 November 2013

Gratitude

Friday evening, and i felt
the need for a little bit
of a walk, so i grabbed
sadie and we headed off
to a local park for some
pix. 
(no opportunities for
anything but these.)

So many people are
using November to list
things of gratitude.
And i sure am grateful
for all of nature's beauty.
sometimes we're too busy
to notice ....

and sometimes it catches
our eye and we pause
in awe and wonder.

i'm also grateful for all
of you,
the ones who stop
by and see my pix on
a regular basis.
Thank you :)
~~Gal









We can only be said to be alive in those moments 
when our hearts are conscious of our treasures.  
~Thornton Wilder

Black and White


The soul that sees beauty may sometimes walk alone.  
~Johann von Goethe




Inner beauty, too, needs occasionally to be told it is beautiful.  
~Robert Brault 



06 November 2013

Grateful



November is the month
when we all take a moment
or two to think about all the
things in our lives that we can
be grateful for.









“As the years pass, I am coming more and more 
to understand that it is the common, 
everyday blessings of our common everyday lives 
for which we should be particularly grateful. 

They are the things that fill our lives with comfort 
and our hearts with gladness -- 
just the pure air to breathe and the strength to breath it; 
just warmth and shelter and home folks; 
just plain food that gives us strength; 
the bright sunshine on a cold day; 
and a cool breeze when the day is warm.”
― Laura Ingalls Wilder


03 November 2013

Sunny Days













“I've seen fire and I've seen rain, 
 
I've seen sunny days 

I thought would never end, 

I've seen lonely times 

when I could not find a friend, 

but I always thought I'd see you again”

- James Taylor















i think i've hit a wall
or a blue streak
or ... something equally difficult.
i seriously didn't think
i'd be updating my pix for a while.

02 November 2013

Freedom

“Freedom lies in being bold.”
-Robert Frost

I've been thinking a lot about this blog
and the reasons I started it. 


one of the goals here was to share parts
and pieces of myself anonymously,
which leaves me a great deal of freedom
to do what i do.

the posts i make are a slice of me,
my simple life, and my thoughts.

about 95% of the time, there isn't
much of  a 'script' of any sort, some
would call it flying by the seat of
my pants -- ok, that's old school.
but most of you know what i'm
talking about. hehehe 

my photos are creations done on
the spur of the moment, along with
anything i write.  i wanted to create
an intimate kind of setting to share
things with you.  and most times i
feel as if i have succeeded

We hold in our hands the most precious gift of all:  Freedom.
The freedom to express our art. Our love.
The freedom to be who we want to be. 
We are not going to give that freedom away
and no one shall take it from us!
--From Northern Exposure


it is that sense of freedom that makes
me feel i can share anything here.


by the way, that pic is from a
halloween shoot in 2006.