photo by darrah parker
"What makes me different?
I am equal parts shabby chic and urban modern.
Equal parts comfy jeans and cocktail dress.
Equal parts artist and number cruncher.
Equal parts laughter and tears.
Equal parts hope and fear.
Equal parts 'wait and see' and 'go get 'em.'
Put all the parts together and I'm me."
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I've started a Flickr group called "The Beauty of Different," where photographers (amateur and pro alike) are invited to publish self-portraits of themselves, and declare what their beautiful different is. If you have a Flickr account, I invite you to join and share your beautiful different. And feel free to add your website, Facebook or Twitter accounts on your submission -- I'd love to give you some link love if I feature you here on the site.
Also? Full disclosure -- the lovely Darrah, above, is the person who invited me to speak at an event with her talented jazz musician husband, Jason Parker -- coming this Sunday, January 23rd at Lucid Lounge in Seattle. It's going to be amazing, open to the public, and a limited number of copies of The Beauty of Different will be available for sale. The festivities start at 7 pm -- I hope you can make it!