Monday, April 4, 2011

Embracing Imperfection

When I was little, my favorite doll was named Pollyanna. She had a poofy pink dress, long blond curls, and a cherubic face that was very, well Pollyanna-ish. I loved her the most out of all my dolls, and she bore the brunt of all that lovin'--her face was smudged with dirt, she was missing an eyelash on one eye, and two fingers had broken off her porcelain hands.

But I loved her anyway, and I loved her even more because of her imperfections.

I was onto something back then. These days, it's much harder to take the imperfect pieces of my life (this week, that's financial situations and difficult news about a friend and some design team rejections) and love them anyway. Seeing the good in your life amid the bad is one of the hardest things to do.

Which is why I loved the theme of the Write Click Scrapbook gallery so much this month--Imperfect Photos.
I snapped this shot of S's cousin and his dog at a family event, at night in low lighting. Try as I might with editing, I wasn't able to get a photo I loved. But, I loved the story so I scrapped it anyway.

Perfect? No. But I can make something I love out of it.

To see the rest of the WCS gallery, go here.

How do YOU create perfection?

22 comments:

  1. I like to scrap imperfect photos too, it's the story that matters, after all! Being "perfect" is highly overrated and much too stressful!

    I really hope you have a better week!

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  2. Hugs! Funny pic! Enjoy the imperfection, they only increase in number with the passage of time!

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  3. A couple of years ago my 'one little word' was ACCEPTANCE as I was feeling like there were so many little things getting in the way of my authentic life. It helped tremendously and even now when things get me down I think of that word and just accept what I've got for now as there is more in store for me yet! xx

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  4. I agree it's the story that matters when it comes to scrapping (and life actually). I am totally not a photographer & sometimes the most meaningful pictures are not great (especially ones that others take with ME in them which is rare). Sometimes it's easy to remember this when you see perfectly in focus, professional pictures all over the scrapping blog world.

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  5. perfection is overrated. :P i love messed up photos! *hugs*

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  6. Love the layout Keshet!!
    Hoping it's a better week for you this week! You and I seem to ebb and flow on the design team stuff, so I have a feeling other good things are coming your way!

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  7. This layout is so much fun! I love the idea of embracing imperfection - it's just so much more "real." As always - thanks for the inspiration!

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  8. This is a great challenge for me, as I am a very amateur photographer. But you've inspired me to scrap my imperfect photos, too!

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  9. love what you created. I'm an equal opportunity scrapper when it comes to photos. i will work with most anything... i will make it work is my motto.
    Happy Tuesday! =)

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  10. Perfection is so last year. Or was it the year before? LOL No matter. I think your photo is perfect as is the layout. The dog in the hat makes me giggle. :o)

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  11. I think that photo is great!
    The layout is even better.
    I have my troubles with perfection, it is really hard for me to embrase sometimes ;)

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  12. Great LO but what really touched me today was your writing. Embrace those imperfections they are what make us enjoy the amazing moments so much more! (((HUGS))) for a better week to come!

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  13. I LOVE this idea, Keshet! And your layout is gorgeous! Stunning color and perfect CAS design! Yummy! Imperfections are a part of all of our worlds. Just keep being who you are! Hugs!

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  14. my dear you are going to get on fabulous design teams - i know you will. i love your work and i'm certain your time will come :) adding you to my blog roll sidebar right now btw have been meaning too for a while :)

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