April was my month to work in Barbara's book. She asked us to use the theme 'self-portrait'. I like how this theme challanged me, even frustrated me a bit. It made me think about how to portray who I am in my art. The result is a piece I am proud of.As in any good piece of art, there is more here than meets the eye: layers, contrasts, symbolism--everything is placed for a purpose.
Most of the time my art just happens. I'm good with that. I enjoy it. But this theme really struck a chord with me. It was good for me. While it probably wasn't her original intention, I'm grateful for the challange Barbara's theme presented me. The process helped me grow.
The biggest step: not using a speck pink!!