I’m joining Ariella (who writes one of my favorite blogs) who joined Juliana on a series of self portraits.
When I read Ariella‘s post, I could totally relate.
There is so much about me that I don’t like and that I would change. Physically, I’m never as comfortable in front of the camera as I am behind it.
I don’t like my left eye. (I have felt like this since I was a child) It turns in a bit and it is very noticeable in frontal shots. Profile shots are much better for me which is why I usually shoot myself that way.
When I read Juliana‘s post, I could also totally relate on the emotional level.
Just yesterday I cried about this. (yes, I cried)
Becoming a new mom has been wonderful but also one of the biggest emotional challenges.
As uncomfortable as I am in front of the camera, I have for the last 6 years started a personal collection of self portraits.
This is something that I have done mostly for my own artistic studies of…well, myself.
Just the other day I was thinking about doing a post about bathroom portraits. Most of my self portraits have been taken in my own bathroom, bar bathrooms, restaurant bathrooms, hotel bathrooms, you get the picture.
I have a thing for self and bathrooms. 😉
Right after I read Ariella‘s post, I ran into our bathroom and took these self portraits.
I have no make-up on, I haven’t showered and I’m in my house dress. (yes, I wear a house dress)
Two saturdays ago we did the ART walk in the design district and had a great time!
There were tons of people out, live music on the streets, lots (and I mean LOTS) of amazing art everywhere, it was a wonderful evening spent with Will, Lily and uncle Darren.
At one of the galleries, I was introduced to Charles Pfahl‘s work.
Charles‘s art is not typically something that I would be attracted to (I tend to like pretty art, the world can be an ugly place as is) however, days after seeing his works, I still couldn’t get it out of my head. (that’s what good art is supposed to do, right?)
I have been craving ART. (I think I have said that before….)
And I have also wanted to start introducing Lily to more art. So, I have decided to make wednesdays “ARTsy wednesday”.
Since I have tons of art books that have been quite neglected for some time now, every wednesday, either Lily or I will go to the book shelf and randomly pick a book.
By randomly choosing an artist I hope to refresh my memory and introduce Lily (and maybe you as well) to people I consider masters of the arts, wonderful master pieces and maybe some facts about both the artist and the piece as well.
We will start today and see where it will take us.