It was prompt weekend but on this occasion it was suggested by Pieces of Jade and so it is only right for her to picking the top 5 this week. Keep your eyes open though as there will be a new prompt for August very soon

Jade’s Top 5 Pics of the Week

I was thrilled when Molly asked me to pick my Top 5 for this month’s prompt, and then allowed me to write the prompt itself. I have been struggling with finding my blogging/writing self again, and Sinful Sunday has been a gentle, supportive way to get my blogging feet wet again.

But what a hard decision it was, choosing just five! I was delighted with the range of interpretations of the concept of “change,” and humbled by the raw honesty in the images and words that were shared. There are hot sexy images, yes(!), and I know it’s “all about the image”(!)…but what drew me again and again was the vulnerability and authenticity in both the words and the images. It was that that captured my heart and imagination this week, and continues to draw me, week after week, to Sinful Sunday.

Now, for my favorite 5, in no particular order:

Exposing 40

neck lines round 40 year old womans neck

I love her words as much as her image: raw, powerful, beautiful. The lines in our skin tell the stories of our lives, and these changes are not ones to be feared, but celebrated.

Rebel’s Notes

Woman laying naked in the woods

I have followed Rebel for almost as long as I have been blogging; though we’ve never met I have felt a kinship with her and delighted in her adventures and undaunted courage. When I read of the cruelty and intolerance of people with whom she shared her real self, my heart broke a little. And then I wanted to smack someone. But then, when she ended her post, “I will not change for anyone!” accompanied by the image of herself half naked in the woods, I knew all would be well. That picture is so very much Rebel!

A to sub Bee

Woman laying naked on fetal position

This image, too, spoke to my heart. Change can be hard, and sharing that difficulty here can be even harder. I have struggled with it as well. Sub-bee’s image, so perfectly composed, is the very essence of the title of her post.

The Other Livvy

Woman throwing off dress

And now for two images a little less serious… Livvy needs a change of dress…or perhaps not, I kind of like her dress-less…

Steeled Snake

Nude woman with change on her back

And last but not least, this delightful take on the prompt – dangerous curves indeed!

Thank you Jade for not only the round-up but the inspiring prompt too. You can find on her on her blog Pieces of Jade and on Twitter @piecesofjade

Blast from the Past

Sinful Sunday Week 151Gritty Woman

Teddy watching couple having sex

This is so funny and playful. Poor Bunny having to put up with sharing a bed with these two naughty creatures. Yep, I love this picture.