Looking at my many of my recent drawings, the ones I make up as I go along,
no photo or person to portray,
I am seeing a persona that lies under a personality.
It reminds me of photographic self portraits.
At least mine, I often will show a bit of myself that is not engaged with anyone else.
Something quiet, personal and unadorned.
My friend Anne is experimenting with self portraits
on her new blog, Not Your Usual Model.
I love the exploration of who we are as women in the middle years of our lives, and sense that self portraits can inspire new awareness about ourselves.
Anne also just opened a new blog: Unconventional Beauties.
It is a self portrait photo challenge blog: "For any woman who no longer feels fresh nor firm nor fair: Instead of receding from the public view, take your own picture; take as many as you need; find a vision of yourself that you like, and share it here; make it your pubic image."
You may enjoy a peak or join in the project.
Please visit Sophia's Sunday Sketches to enjoy the sketches of other artists.