I have an author photo and it is number two!:
Here’s all the information for my wonderful photographer, Robert Trudeau, and his wife, Talbot. Â They’re both artists and they both have their fingers shackled firmly to the pulse of Shreveport. Â So here are all their various websites, flicker pages, etc. Â And if you’re an artist, musician, or actor in the Arklatex area, and you need some head shots, I can’t recommend them highly enough!
That’s a lot of links, as they are VERY busy people. Â Photography is only one of their many activities. Â If you are in the Shreveport area, and want to Mardi Gras like you’ve never Mardi Grased before, the Blanc et Noir Marching Society is for you. Â We had so much fun this year, costuming and marching in the parade. Â It made my first Mardi Gras unbelievably memorable.
Meanwhile, I’m very pleased with the photo, Orbit is pleased with the photo, and I’m just glad to get it over with. Â Because I HATE HAVING MY PICTURE TAKEN. Â For a number of reasons. Â Not the least of which is that I make the strangest faces, all the time. Â Everything I’m thinking makes its way across my little visage. Â I’ve got Â Tourette’s of the face. Â My nephew is the exact same way, and half of our conversations consist of us making faces at one another, completely unintentionally.
Anyway, despite my hatred of the formal photo, I was really, really comfortable having this photo taken. Â Which means that I was, of course, yammering away. Â Like Plath’s applicant, I can sew, I can cook, I can talk talk talk. Â (Okay, I can’t really sew, but whatever.) Â All of my talking, and my being comfortable, means that I’ve got a LOT of photos in which I’m making the weirdest faces. Â Most of which can be broken down into three categories. Â The first category is one where I’m pretty sure I’m swearing. Â I swear all the time. Â It’s horrible, but I can’t help it. Â I was raised around swearers and once it’s in your blood, there’s no stopping it. Â My second and third are skeptical faces (or WTF faces) and, last but not least, my “I’ll cut you” faces. Â There was also a rat face, which I really wanted to throw in for Loren, but it wouldn’t upload for some reason. Â Anyway, here are some examples of my WTF face. Â This face is one I wear pretty much all the time. Â I’m even developing a WTF wrinkle between my eyes. Â I’m continually surprised by life, in general, and other people. Â This keeps me on my toes.
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My favorite is the last one, which is a full-bodied, “Are you serious?”
Next we have, “I’ll cut you.” Those of you who know me know that I am a violent little soul. Â I’m constantly threatening bodily harm on people. Â I like to think it’s endearing.
That last one’s even got the narrowed eyes. Â Nice. Â
Finally, here are a few in which I am, most definitely, swearing. Â It’s inevitable. Â
I think you can put the words in my mouth with very little imagination. Â Never take me around children. Â It’s messy.
So thanks to everyone who participated in helping me figure out which author photo to use. Â It was a hard choice for me, not least because had I been left to my own devices I would have tried to use my friend’s Basset hound, Samantha. Â
And huge thanks to Jennette, Robert, and Talbot, who made me feel so comfortable that I was, actually, being myself. Â Weird faces and all.