November 16, 2012

This is Who I Am...

The Friday My Town Shoot Out theme this week is SELF-PORTRAITS.  In 1991 my husband and I took early retirements and moved to Naples, Florida.  Quite a change from the busy life we had in Chicago.

This photo collage contains many of the things I love and make me who I am today.
I love the beach and the flowers here.  I take long walks daily and especially enjoy beach walks every Saturday and Sunday.
I love classical music and consider myself very lucky to live in a small town with a fantastic orchestra - The Naples Philharmonic.
I am an artist.  My medium of choice is fiber - any kind will do.  I love my sewing machine and use it almost daily.
I am learning the secrets of Photoshop Elements and how to use my DSLR camera.
I am 65+ years old and can hardly believe it!

Now tell me your story.


"Other Worlds" texture courtesy of Pixel Dust Photo Art.
"the king & queen" font


Linking to:
Inspire Me Fridays
Photo Art Fridays
Friday My Town Shoot Out
Weekly Top Shot

17 comments:

Danielle said...

This is beautiful...I loved learning more about you. I am just now learning to be comfortable in my 'almost 60' skin.

Viv (modifica) said...

Visiting from Photo Art Friday Love your self portrait and love your blog.

Stephanie said...

This is a terrific piece. I really enjoy all your work and look forward to seeing more every week.

Bonnie said...

Who you are is beautiful!

(Queenmothermamaw) Peggy said...

So pleased to meet you. Is this your first FSO entry. I like your blog and your profile. Will be a follower. I turn 75 this week and blogging has added a lot to my acceptance of this. Blessings
QMM

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

Welcome to the 65 crowd. Your photo is wonderful. Valerie

Pauline said...

Nice to meet you and welcome to FSO. It's nice to get to know someone on their first visit. I love the treatment you applied to your image.

bailey-road.com said...

Lovely work.

Currie Silver said...

gorgeosity!! did I know we were neighbours?! I am in Delray Beach. this is just so inviting!!
really really lovely post, Pat!!

momphotographer said...

you're a very creative soul. and it is great to know you! :)

Birgitta said...

This is beautiful!

Queenvickans said...

Hi. Nice to meet you and beautifully done creation.

Barb said...

Ah, another one who is busier after retirement than before, lol. That is a nice introduction to yourself.

Jama said...

Nice introduction!

Miriam said...

This is a lovely piece. I am always intrigued by this type of collage because I can't make it work for me. x

Ida said...

Very unique piece. It's hard for me to do collage like this but yours turned out great.

Madge Bloom said...

What a wonderful selfie! I'm waiting to retire in two years...Thank you for sharing on Weekly Top Shot #57!