Thursday, February 23, 2006

Inspire Me Thursday!

First of all, I need you to know that I am not an egomaniac, though my posting 3 different pictures of myself in a row may challenge that statement! It just so happens that I'm participating in a bunch of things that have invited me to be the centre of my art. (In fact, it's a little hard to avoid in Self Portrait Tuesday, hehe). And I have to tell you I continue to laugh at these gawd-awful unflattering pictures of me I keep putting up. It wasn't so long ago that I would have never ever ever EVER considered sharing such pictures, and now they make me laugh. Having said that, I plan on finding a regular and kind of nice photo of me sometime soon that I can share, hehe.

Today's post is my first participation in Inspire Me Thursday. Thank you so much, Meg for thinking of me! This week's inspiration is to do a self-portrait. I just loved the ones that grade three students did of themselves. They made me want to pull out my pastels. And I had this outrageously scary closeup that I had printed up to potentially use for something. I had no idea it would come out as big and close as it did. I was literally startled when it came out of the printer. So I thought well, if I'm looking at myself that close, I might was well get closer!

I used the printout of as an opportunity to intimately explore the shading of my face. I'll smooth it around later and see what happens. But it kind of made me laugh like this, so at least for a little bit I'll keep it. There's something really freeing about being able to giggle at yourself!


Frankie said...

Inspire me Thursday indeed! You've inspired me so much here! I think there's no greater feeling in life than the ability to laugh at oneself, and I'm grateful to you for the reminder. I love getting to see your beautiful face here! Thinking of you!

megg said...

Hi there!

Loving that picture! (Although I can't wait to see what you LOOK like normally!) I am kind of participating in all of these vicariously through you because I am not really brave enough to draw anything YET. I WILL BE, but in the meantime, I am loving yours!!! THANKS!

AscenderRisesAbove said...

Nice self portrait - pastels?

I forgot about those children's self portraits. My daughter gave me one years ago of the back of her head with a bow in her hair; very clever.

Sacred Suzie said...

How did you DO this Jamie? Did you do pastels on top of the printout? You're just amazing. You blow my mind.

liz elayne said...

i have come back and looked at this several times but realized i did not leave a comment.