Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Self Portrait Swap and CED2009

I am participating in a self portrait swap with the group ATCsForAll. The instructions called for either a digital picture or a printed out picture or a drawing of myself in a 4 x 6 size. Since I am trying to get better at drawing and painting people, I decided to draw myself. While it is not a perfect likeness, I think it is somewhat like me. I enjoyed making it and hope the person who is trading with me will like it.

With the paint I had left over I started a background on the next two pages in my art journal. This is a babysitting day so I don't know if I will get any more done on these pages today or not. The poor baby fell this morning (she is a real monkey - always climbing) and gave herself a fat lip, but right now is napping peacefully.

By the way, this is the original picture from which I tried to draw yesterdays blog entry. Sure wish I could capture their cuteness better. Maybe if I keep practicing, I will get better.

I am planning to bake a chicken for dinner and then use the carcass as the beginnings of my Spicy Chicken and Rice Flu Chaser Soup for the soup off this weekend. Right now I think it is time for lunch - don't know what I'll have - maybe an apple with peanut butter. I have done another 30 minute walk on the treadmill today without any pain - YAY!

As for you, don't forget to live in the moment!


  1. Vicki,

    I like this portrait, and the choice of colors.

    For me, self portraits are great practice, and show us, gradually, what we think of ourselves. I had a break through with this kind of drawing when I tried drawing a self portrait from a photo up side down. The photo and the drawing were done up side down... It's a right brain exercise. The left brain hates nonsense like this.

  2. morning :)
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