Yet another thing to join. I can’t help myself. Inspire Me Thursday is a weekly challenge similar to Illustration Friday but the topics encourage trying new techniques and using different mediums. This week the challenge was to create a self-portrait using any kind of medium and having fun with it. It was a challenge indeed. Try looking at yourself in a mirror for a while and you’ll see why. Then try to capture what you see and feel onto paper. It was tough. My portrait has a little watercolors, acrylic, copper foil, stamping, pen and fabric (hair & heart). I put the crown in because my name is Regina which is Latin for Queen. I’ve never actually worn a crown or tiara in my life. Really! Well, here it is.
post note: I did this watercolor (below) of myself first, but thought I looked too serious and wasn’t going to post it. Plus, when I asked my 4 year old if it looked like me he said, “hmmmm, not really. Maybe it needs more style”. Style? Do I say that? He’s so funny. Anyway, I put it aside and did the top piece which I thought was more interesting. So all morning this painting of me has been glaring me in the face as if to say, “What? I’m not good enough for you?” So, here it is. What do you think?