Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Self Portrait



This was inspired by the book Journal Revolution... using photos of yourself to journal... I have a hard time with this most of the time. As it was I used a Photoshop filter to blur it up a bit before I added the text. I saw on another blog how people are doing self portraits and I never do that. And I guess it's that I seldom like photos of myself. There are a few thing I do like about myself...but it's usually easier to focus on the stuff I don't like. So this made me put it down... harder than even saying it out loud! It seems to be so vain to say such things... why does our society teach that? Those of us who need a shot of self-confidence sure don't need that baggage, right? When we can finally find something to like in ourselves we feel guilty for saying so! So I encourage you to do one for yourself..no matter how hard it is! Even if it's only one thing you can think of to list... but I bet you can find more than that! When I wish my hair was thicker... I think how quickly it dries in the morning, which is great -- I can sleep in that much longer! And that I like the color of it (though I didn't so much when I was a kid) -- now I revel in that my red hair sets me apart. So find something you like in you!

3 comments:

PLO said...

very cool! I don't think I have ever done a self-portrait of any kind, which is funny considering all of the art classes I have taken.

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Wabbit said...

LOVE the self-portrait and I agree with pretty much everything you said. Love your journal pages and I'll be back to read more. Thanks for the comments on my "arting" rant. Nice to meet you!