More like mug shot Tuesday! Kathreen’s been posting recently about self-portraits. Her’s are often stunning as are others. I’ve avoided this topic my whole life. I just hate having my photo taken. Smiling or "posing" just doesn’t come naturally (shut up to all my scoffing friends!). I went out with someone once who’s whole family could smile beautifully on command for photo’s. His grandmother used to complain, "Nicole open your eyes, smile, why are you pulling a funny face…" and so on. I now realise that I just don’t feel comfortable about my looks. I’m not a regular beauty, I have always felt "ugly" and hence when that sort of focussed attention is on me my face decides to do stupid stuff. Don’t get me wrong. I’ve gotten over a lot of the issues I had with my appearance, but I still can’t shake the funny face photo’s. This collection were taken today. I was trying to photograph some knitwear I had recently finished and discovered all the faces I pull. I’m also posting it here with the slight discomfort of realising how vain I am and decided that if Spicey can be a man-sized gnome, I can post these!