The prompt last week for
The Documented Life Project~ The Journal
was a self-portrait. The guest artist was
Pam Carriker, who did a painting with
graphite, white and black paint.
I decided to try the monochromatic
technique she demonstrated. I think
it does resemble me, but people tell
me they think of me as usually smiling.
However, it is difficult to maintain
a smile while you're painting yourself,
so that's why the serious expression.
Would you recognize me in a dark alley?
I do recommend practicing self-portraits...
you can work from a photo or a mirror
(as I did) and it really doesn't matter if
the drawing ends up looking like you.
Getting practice drawing faces is
the main idea, and you are always
available to model!
I came across a beautiful image
of an antique sampler on Pinterest,
and decided to write down the
verse in one of my journals, along
with some of the motifs on the sampler.
I'm afraid life as a 'lady' in 1727 was
very restricted. I am not quite sure what
the phrase "modes of France" means,
other than British and American
conservative Christian homes thought
of French society as the height of
decadence and indulgence...?
I love the old angels on samplers
and graveyard stones,
but I did 'pretty her up' a bit...
Linking up with T Tuesday
over at Altered Book Lover...
sipping my coffee and recycling
an image of a tea cup for my
beverage this morning.