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Saturday, May 28, 2011

Self Portrait Saturday

Self Portrait, May 28, 2011

Of all the paintings so far, this one best captures my terminal attitude of concern. I generally pass myself off as a mostly laid-back smart alec but this is what the mask conceals. Oh well. Hey, I'm getting my hair cut today, it's way overdue. It's been a year since my last one and my hair has turned into straw in the interim due to the crappy Trader Joe's shampoo I use. I worked on the story today, have been reading Lydia Davis as well which is helpful because her stories are all over the map structurally so I find that helpful. I have never been so good at doing things the conventional way and I find it strange that I need some permission to be non-traditional in my writing. Anyway, it's worth saying that I couldn't pay for the therapeutic effect these paintings afford me. I wonder if the next paintings post hair cut will be sassier? I'll just have to wait and see.

5 comments:

stacee said...

This is my favorite self-portrait yet, R. Love it.

The Zadge said...

I love how doing our art, whatever medium it is, gives us some meditation and think-free space in our so-active brains. Bravo!

Hannah Stephenson said...

Beautiful painting....so you are both a visual artist and word artist.

Thanks for stopping by the Storialist today! Glad to meet you.

Ranchnotes said...

Same to you Hannah. I am enjoying your blog, it's inspiring to me.

Laguna Dirt said...

i love lydia davis' poems! and your self portrait is wonderful!

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