My Other Self...


While visiting the other day over at Kate's blog, Chronicles of a Country Girl
I became intrigued with a challenge she'd taken up...
seems that a fellow blogger, Karen at This Old House 2,
has invited anyone interested to answer this question:
"What does YOUR Other Self look like?"

Thought I'd play along...

***None of the photos are mine - please click on the highlighted word in each caption for credits.
My Other Self bravely roams the wilds of the earth and then
writes the most  heartbreaking  painfully beautiful poems
to tell the tales...

she has so much strength she is
powerful enough to free Tibet...

She is also clever enough to learn time travel...
she'd go back to 1777 so that she could wear this dress 
if only for one day...
(ohh the voluminous fabric, all that exquisite bead embroidery!)

She would study drawing with this man in 1474...

and being tireless, she would then wander the desert with O'Keefe
for a long, long time.

My Other Self strives harder to put the world to rights...

and makes sure every dawg has a home.

My Other Self  always  maintains an interesting and positive perspective
even if that means standing in the darkness awhile until her eyes adjust

or extending herself beyond what she ever thought possible.

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If you'd like to join in the fun, please do.  Just link to Karen at This Old House 2.  Lots of good reads over there from many 'Other Self's...

Hope you've all been enjoying a lovely weekend,


  1. What a great post! Love your photos, and your ideas!! Thanks for joining in... you're now under the hot tub at my post :-)

  2. I love what you did with these images, Christi ~ the story they told. So fun.

  3. An adventurous and philanthropic other self! Pleased to meet you...

  4. Hello Christi...nice to meet you (and your other self). Your dreams are so very beautiful.

  5. Perhaps "Other Self" Is not quite appropriate. You have surely mixed some of your "This Self" with your "Dream Self".

  6. Fabulous. Very beautiful words and pictures.
    I'll fight you for the dress ;-)

  7. I already knew I loved your 'present' self -- but your 'other' self is equally magnificent. These pictures bring dreams to my head and heart.

  8. How amazing! You definitely took the challenge to another level! I joined the fun, too! ♥

  9. bonne idée, bien illustré!

  10. Ha ha, with your Other Self roaming free, the world certainly would be a better place...;) - glad you like the silks + already found good use for some, looking forward to seeing it...

  11. have enough trouble with this self, let alone another one
    that said
    nice pix!

  12. Great post! Together we'd make sure no dogs or cats are wanting for homes ever again!

  13. Oh Christi, it is a pleasure to meet you. I am going to say it right now and out loud — I do believe your "other self" has just shown me so much of what is in your heart. I love every word and the imagery you choose to pair with them!

  14. Fantastic post Christi, made me think lots about "the other self". Thanks.


  15. I love your other self....and your present self is pretty interesting and lovable too. Wish I could wander the desert with O'Keeffe.