Sunday, July 5, 2009

Self Portrait

Self Portrait 10 x 15cm

One of my goals for this year was to do a self portrait, and so I took this opportunity, whilst having a bit of a break from doing art to sell. I must admit it is a little bit confronting as you map each line and contour that has slowly etched itself onto your face. I am long past that age where you stand in front of a mirror for hours, and our loved ones are probably much more familiar with our faces than we are ourselves. I still feel twenty, but doing a self portrait reassures me that I'm definitely not twenty - however, I wouldn't swap those hard earned lines for a smooth face now - they are a part of me and represent a wonderful life for which I'm very grateful!!!!

5 comments:

Mona said...

A wonderful self-portrait Karen! It's nice to see you on your blog.

Miniature Art by Karen Hull said...

Thank you Mona - you always say the loveliest things!!

pencilportraits said...

Wow, I'm not as brave, it would show up all my flaws I try to hide, what a stunning piece of art!

DEB said...

Karen, you are beautiful! I probably won't get around to it, but I was thinking it would be fun one day to do a self portrait showing what I actually look like, and what the self-image in my mind's eye looks like. (I'm much prettier in my mind's eye.)

Miniature Art by Karen Hull said...

Thank you girls, for your gorgeous comments. It is funny how we picture ourselves differently in our heads. Sometimes I get a shock when I look in the mirror, but I slap on a bit of makeup, do the hair, and think this is who I am - who cares!!!