This week I did the 52 Portraits Class prompt: Claws Out which I have interpreted as Sassy and Powerful. The idea is what do we do to make ourselves feel more confident when we don’t necessarily feel it inside.
For me, I spruce up what I’m wearing… I wear a color that makes me feel sassy. In 1979 I had my ‘colors done’ and then in the 80s became a color analyst myself. I worked at a women’s clothing store and studio, helping women realize their unique power through their own personal colors and styles. Long past are the days when I dressed for success, as we think of in the corporate world, but I almost always still wear my colors.
For this portrait, I put on one of my power colors… a deep turquoise blue. This is an offshoot of my eye color and so brings out the intensity of my eyes (not sure that comes thru in this particular shot). I also put on a beautiful stone necklace that is not only a fine piece of hand crafted jewelry, but the soft tones of my skin color.
I also wear makeup when I want to feel confident in public. However, this year my makeup is much more subtle than ever before. A little color on my cheeks and lips and color for my brows. I am probably going to color my hair again soon to give a boost to my overall vivaciousness, but I’m happy living on our ranch now, au naturel…
This shot is extra fun because over my shoulder you can see a charcoal drawing I did when I was in art school. It gives me a lovely boost of confidence when I see it. And yes those are cat hairs you see on my clothes… all the best dressed people wear them you know… 😉 .
I’m so glad you stopped by. What do you do to give yourself that extra boost of confidence? Have a great day!
52 Portraits is a photography course in self discovery by Vanessa and is hosted through Get Messy Art Journal. The course is a year long journey in using photography and words to turn your reflection inward and capture who you are at this phase in your life. Learn more and join the course here.