Hello and HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! I hope your 2022 is full of happiness, health, and joy!
In reflecting on 2021 and the past (almost) two years of the COVID pandemic, focusing on self-care in all aspects of my life, looking both inward and outward of myself, is what brought this collaboration to life.
In order to continual grow and evolve with ourselves and
others, we must self-reflect on our strengths and challenges, as well as
ways to improve and adapt where we need. Creating a self portrait of
how we see ourselves is one way to start this journey of self-care and
SELF: A person's essential being that distinguishes them from others.
Collab participants were challenged to create a self portrait, using any mediums, design styles, or techniques of choice, but with the caveat, to create a portrait as they see themselves.
As with most of my collaborations, the variety of end results and overall creativity and awesomeness is truly inspiring. Let's check out each of the Self Portraits - - -
(several artists shared additional details and portrait pictures on their websites, so please click their name for the link)
And lastly, my self-portrait!
Here's just a (very) short explanation on how I created my portrait. I wanted to spend my time on the process, not the end result, and here she is, messy, chaotic, and imperfect - just like me. ♥
I printed off a 'selfie' photograph to use a guide on my page.
(am I the only one that is a little freaked out by seeing my face on a page, looking back at me?)
Make a *bunch* of gelli prints, using a variety of StencilGirl® stencils. We all know how gelli print sessions go. You start with a few, and end up with a lot. LOL
Cut shapes out of the gelli prints that will be overlay-ed on top of the actual self photo. I took liberty in embellishing facial features and such, as I see myself. This was the real fun part!
Adhere gelli print collage to the page with matte medium. Paint over, write over, add more design elements till she is finished.
I really enjoyed using my gelli prints in this way. I may give it a try over other collage images to see what varied results I can achieve.
That's all for today! I hope you have a glorious week and year!
This is really great!! I love this collaborationReplyDelete
Thank you for the inspiration, I also used seed doily on the piece, I love how you came up with your self portrait super fun!!
Have a blessed day
What wonderful self-portraits these artists have shared! Thanks for bringing them together, Tina!ReplyDelete