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?