Monday, November 29, 2004

365 Self-Portraits...

3 days ago I started doing self-portraits. I've done one everyday since... and so now I decided that I will keep doing them. One a day-- for a year. Every morning I get up and make coffee. My face is reflected back at me in the glass of the kitchen cabinets. Every morning I am surprised by how I look-- it is different every day. Some mornings I look haggard, some I look like a rock-star, sometimes I look feminine, sometimes I look old, sometimes I look young. As I wait for the water to boil for coffee I have been in the habit of drawing my portrait on notecards... old ones with writing on one side, but blank on the other. Lucky for you, I don't know how to up-load pictures yet. But I started to think about the title of this blog and thought it would be interesting to keep a journal of portraits for the next year. I am horrible at drawing myself. Last year I did an entire exhibit of portraits and I would venture to say that they could even be called "good". But when it comes to drawing myself it is another story. I have now drawn 3 pictures of me that look very different. It is interesting to see what happens at the crack of dawn, before I've had coffee, with a pen or pencil in my hand in front of a dark, somewhat obscured reflection of myself.

2 comments:

Renee said...

you are so inspiring

Normand Tipps said...

I''ll be back. Later :)