Self-Portrait Saturday: Light and Shade


Self Portrait Saturday: 1st Nov '08

I'm running late for my first NaBloPoMo '08 post. I ended up staying later than expected at a dinner party. It was a lovely evening, though. Met great new folks and developed friendships. And, the kids had a ball! So, it's all good. Yep, even if I was nursing a cold through it.

Anyway, I've been thinking about NaBloPoMo and NaNoWriMo a lot over the last 48 hours.

On NaBloPoMo, I've developed a rough guideline on how to help me along with my daily blog posts. And, one of the things I decided to do is to explore self portraiture once again. But this time, just once a week. I'll post a new self-portrait every Saturday, which I may have taken at any time during the week (at least, for the month of November).

This photo is something I took when I got home from the dinner party. I decided to play with light and shade. Just used available lighting from a room, took a shot, used the built-in monochrome edit from my camera, then uploaded the file. Yep - no other editing/cropping done here.

On NaNoWriMo - Yes, I'm pleased to say that I managed to do some writing today while I was waiting at the sidelines during my kids' swimming lessons. Heh. Not a lot of word count, though. But, writing is still writing, right?

In any case, happy 1st of November to you all. And, hope you're having a great weekend.

About the Author Shai Coggins (MTeach, MSoc Sci App Psych)

Shai has been managing and blogging here at ShaiCoggins.com for 17 years. Here, she writes about creativity, productivity, and how to recharge for a better, happier lifestyle. She is the author of Today: Life Journal, Colour Bliss: Kaleidoscopes, and a little known children's book. A serial entrepreneur, Shai also currently runs Vervely.com, a boutique digital media agency offering online content, community, and conversion marketing services. Her blogging experience and digital work have been featured in various media, including being listed in Fast Company's "Most Influential Women in Technology" list. Originally from Manila, Shai lived in Singapore and the USA before moving to Australia with her British husband. They have two children, a pet bunny, and a rambunctious rescue Labrador.

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