Avatar Unfiltered

Last week I decided to take part in Sinful Sunday in the hope that it would allow me to show a little more of myself, both in terms of what I write about and in the image that accompanies it, and ultimately become more comfortable with being me.  When I first started blogging I used an avatar from a painting we had that I liked, but after a while I wanted something that was actually me.

We took these pictures one weekend when we were home alone and I used this one with a heavy sketch filter over the top so that I could still hide behind it a bit. Avatars always come out so small and I know that quite a few people have mistaken it for a lampshade in the past, although there have also been those who knew they were talking to my bum! Now, in the spirit of being more open, I thought it would be a good idea to post the picture without a filter as part of my aim to slowly remove the layers that I have used to hide behind in the past.

Sinful Sunday