"Self Portrait" is this week's challenge at Inspiration Avenue. O-kaaayyy.
Easy, right? Just stand in front of a mirror and click away with the camera. Sure, no problem.
The thing is, that wouldn't be a challenge for me. I did that several times when I had finally hung up the mirror that I had found at IKEA and loved so very much, as I told you here. I wanted something more... daring. Something I hadn't done before. Something that for the longest time in my life I had convinced myself I couldn't do.
So I tried. In my art journal that is mostly for my eyes only and no-one would ever see it without my agreement.
Well, it doesn't really look like me. The hair, though, comes pretty close, not quite as red perhaps. But honestly, I don't care if it doesn't look like me. It's my first attempt and for that it's quite decent. I did my best - and I discovered how very very cool charcoal pencils are. So forgiving!
Here it is, the self portrait of Carola Bartz, as she sees herself in March 2011:
Have you done a self portrait of yourself? Does it look like you? Do you like it, no matter what?
I'm linking this also to Paint Party Friday, Sneak Peek Friday, and Creative Every Day.