Sometimes you just run across something that makes you stop and take a second look. I was with my sister taking photos of the county courthouse in her town. I've become fascinated with historic buildings and their beautiful architecture. As I walked beside the courthouse, I glanced at the building next door and saw this hole in the outer layer of this old wall. Maybe it was crumbling or just plain ugly, I don't know, but the old brick wall was plastered over and then painted. I stopped grabbed one quick shot and moved on. Little did I know, how that photo would stick in my mind. I kept thinking about the pealing plaster and paint.
This wall reminds me of myself. It reminded me of the thick layer of fear and self-doubt that keeps me from doing many things. It reminded me how I try to paint over that fear with smiles, even though the anxiety and panic attacks are still there, deep inside. Since I began this journey into photography, I'm glad to say, that I'm finally beginning to peal away those layers and let the real, authentic me out! I've even signed up this month for a macro photography class where thy critique your photos!! Oh my, that's scary, putting my art out there to be criticised. It took me three days to get brave enough to register, but I did. Give me just a second while I peel away another layer of fear!! I've had one photo critiqued and it wasn't as painful as I though it would be!!! Somehow, having a camera in my hand makes me braver, more self-confident, and definitely brings out true smiles! I'll keep working on myself. With my new found confidence and my camera I feel like I can do so much more than I ever thought was possible!
Linking with Kat Eye Studio's Photo-Heart Connection where once a month we find a photo that connects with our hearts. I hope you'll take the time and visit Kat's site and read about the connections that others have found this month.