Self Portrait 365|16


The Wild Self

If I had any say in it, I’d walk around like this all the time. I feel fierce and strong, but still feminine and beautiful. A wild soul, an ancient warrior woman — one of those incorrigible, defiant beings who runs with the wolves.

The doors to the world of the Wild Self are few but precious. If you have a deep scar, that is a door, if you have an old, old story, that is a door. If you love the sky and the water so much you almost cannot bear it, that is a door. If you yearn for a deeper life, a full life, a sane life, that is a door.
― Clarissa Pinkola Estés, Women Who Run With the Wolves: Myths and Stories of the Wild Woman Archetype

Tell me, where is the door to the world of your Wild Self?


Technical Information

Camera model: Canon EOS 7D
F/stop: f/2.8
Exposure time: 1/250 sec
ISO speed: ISO-100
Focal length: 50mm
Flash mode: Manual
Post processing: Photoshop Elements
Filters: Adjust saturation | Diffuse Glow | Adjust levels
Overlay : French Kiss Collection Textures Tempus Fugit
Blending Mode: Multiply 49%


About KatieP

Embracing my midlife sexy while exploring modern love & relationships • Devoted to all things beautiful • Master of Arts in creative writing & non-fiction writing

4 thoughts on “Self Portrait 365|16

  1. I love that my Sim character gets to walk around in clown makeup all day, and I can change her from happy clown to sad clown if I want her to reflect me!

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