I think this will be November's challenge in the MM art friends group. I was inspired by Cate's book on Mixed Media Self-Portraits. I never would have thought of doing my own portrait since I can't draw. I drew a lot of inspiration from the book. There are a lot of different ways that you can do a self-portrait and not have to draw it. Does that make any sense to you?
I am still getting over strep, so I am limited in how long I can do anything. Last nite, I took one of my head shots and played with it in the Kodak software. There is an Edit feature where I could turn a picture into a coloring page. I printed it out on some white card stock. The printer gave me some photo/picture options, so I printed out four on one page. The lower right pict is the one that is the untouched coloring page pict. I took out a bunch of my Staedtler markers and played. I did not realize until I scanned it that I used a lot of yellow. Yeah, it is not that bright in real life.
Just recently, I won a copy of Cate's book in her blog giveaway. At the same time, I got another copy. Yes, I have two now. So, I am going to treasure Cate's copy 8-) and give away the copy that I got. Nope, I am not in this book. I just like it.
The giveaway will end on Wednesday. I will pick a winner on Thursday. All you need to do is to post a comment to this post. I want to know about one side of you. For example, there are many sides to me. One side of me is the mean bitch who still won't put up with anything. At school, I am the strict disciplinarian, yet creative and fun teacher, who still cares about her students (and gets upset at the sad/bad things that happen in their lives). One side is the mom who stays up all night with her kids when they are sick and makes cookies with them. Yet another side is the striving artist who has to balance her creativity with life's demands. You get the idea. You can comment as many times as you want. You might not see your comment right away since I have to approve comments. That keeps spammers away.