Many of the great artists of the past sketched or painted themselves.
They looked into a reflective surface and used their own features in their art.
I always enjoy looking at artist’s self-portraits.
They can reveal so much without any words at all. (love this one). Many times, self-portraits reveal the artist’s emotional condition and what their situation in life was at the time it was executed.
I looked back through my blog posts and the last time I posted a self-portrait was about 2 years ago. It was a simple photograph, nothing fancy.
But a lot has happened since my 35th birthday.
In the same way that I try to keep my anger and pain veiled to those around me, I add layers of texture and images to veil my face.
I’ve been blogging for a while now, but I still hesitate sometimes. Perhaps it’s because I know that some of my art may seem strange, not fitting the mold of the homeschooling housewife living in suburbia, who really should be knitting or something instead of posting wierded-out photos of herself!
It’s ok if you don’t like them, as long as you understand that my life is consumed with my son’s disease. That’s the message.
You might even be inspired to create a self-portrait of your own. In 10 years, you’ll be glad you did.