Monday, January 23, 2012

Being Brave–Latest Homework Assignment

First off, let me say….I HATE HAVING MY PICTURE TAKEN!

My main objection I feel, is that I have memories from past life's.  Therefore, when I look at myself in the mirror or in a picture, I am always shocked by what I see.  That is not how I see myself.  The shock as gotten bigger as I have gotten older.  I don’t think I should be aging, but somehow I have gotten body parts from my grandmother and father.  I am sure a shrink would find years of therapy in these revelations.

So anyway, my latest homework assignment was to draw a self-portrait.  You might have gone ahead and told me to run naked down the road, because I would have probably done that before drawing myself.  But we had the freedom to do it in any medium.  After I thought of how I wanted to do it, I was looking at the self-portraits submitted by my classmates.  Nice pencil or charcoal drawings, mostly from a picture of themselves.  Everyone is pretty in my class!

And then there is me!

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Yep, this is as good as it gets!  Actually I think it’s better than reality.  I am going for the Picasso or Frida Kahlo look here.

I took a 16 X 20 canvas and covered with torn book pages.  On top of that, with a black Sharpie, I wrote out all the things I am….mother, employee, artist, writer, nurse, cook, etc.  Then I covered it with a thin layer of white gesso.

And with Savvy’s box of acrylics I committed artistic suicide!  After I finished, I glued the frames from an old pair of glasses I had laying around (with only 1 lens in it – don’t ask why I still had it).  Actually, I think the glasses make a statement.  I have been wearing them since I was 2, so lots of glasses over the years.

But here I am in all my glory.  I think I’m going to go run naked down the road now.

 

1 comment:

  1. LOL !! run naked down the road you do know you can be arrested for it right ? just kidding you take care and have fun with school .

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