Saturday, March 7, 2009

Blog Anniversary One Year! Self Portrait

Hard to believe I have had my blog for one year today! Even though I lost all my posts recently I still love doing this and will continue to create and share. I've met so many nice people here and have met some amazing artists that I never would have met if I hadn't started blogging. Thanks to everyone and all the kind remarks over the past year. Your encouragement has meant a lot to me and I look forward to year two!

Now on to my latest endeavor...my last weeks homework in Journal 102 was a self portrait ..yikes! So......I took a photo and made a sepia print the played with Photoshop and hit contrast and printed it out. Then I hand colored it. I used very bright water soluable oil pastels. It's a bit Andy Warholish looking in the colors BUT how cool is it to get rid of wrinkles and dark circles, etc ????

5 comments:

Amy Wing said...

Hey Nan - thanks for your comment on our blog. I'm happy to have found yours. What kind of work did you do when you were a commercial artist? I'm going to come back when I have more time to explore a bit further...

studiorose said...

Hey, this is cool! I just saw your entry at Mind Wide Open and was hoping you'd posted it here, too. No such luck! Are you working on your beaded project for the meeting this week?

Ayekah said...

I love that! That's awesome!

Ayekah said...

Hey, I just clicked on that and looked at it, you have the best eyes! They are so thoughtful and expressive! :)

Bethany Kartchner said...

You did a fantastic job with that! I haven't quite gotten to mine yet. (a bit nervous about it!)

Beautiful!