I know I’ve been a slacker butt and haven’t kept up with Selfie Art Day. I completely missed it last month but Yvette and Catherine played along without me.
I think I’m back in the art game for now. Even though Yvette may be the only person left playing along, I will celebrate Selfie Art Day today!
Here is Yvette’s post: https://yvettecarol.wordpress.com/2016/09/25/selfieart-day7/
and here’s my attempt. It’s more of an illustration of me and my mom than a true selfie. If you’ve played along, let me know and I’ll compile a list in a couple of days!
I hadn’t received notification that anyone else participated in Selfie Art Day, so will present to you the very short list of intrepid souls who played along this month:
Susan – https://susanfeniakart.wordpress.com/2016/05/25/selfie-art-day-susan-abstracted/
Yvette – https://yvettecarol.wordpress.com/2016/05/26/selfieart-day-doodlewash-day/
Because May has been a lot busier than I expected, I completely forgotten about Selfie Art Day on the 25th. But Susan (susanfeniakart.wordpress.com) remembered and posted a piece of art for the occasion. She inspired Catherine and Yvette, and possibly others, to participate. To let me know your Selfie Art links so I can compile and post them in a couple of days, read on (or skip to the last paragraph).
Here’s mine below, a couple of days late, of me as a toddler. I meant to complete it in 10 minutes, but with all the interruptions I had, it took me closer to 20.
I’m still behind on everything and I have come to the realization that there isn’t enough time for everything. If I hope to complete the two novels (one middle grade, one young adult) I’ve been working on, in addition to my other writing–picture books and adult science fiction–and continue with making art, something has to give. So I’m going to have to cut back on commenting. Even though I will continue to read your blogs, I will not be commenting on every single one every day.
I’d turned off comments on this blog for the same reason. I’m a compulsive replier and that was taking up a lot of time, too. Catherine asked about that and I considered turning comments back on, but I may hold off for now. If you need to get a hold of me…such as for telling me your Selfie Art urls…just use the Contact Me form at my website (at teresarobeson.com). Thank you…for following my blog, for reading my ramblings…I really do appreciate you!
After my rather uninspired attempt at a self-portrait for November’s #SelfieArt Day, I’m relieved to say that there will not be a #SelfieArt Day on Dec. 25th (because, you know…). We’ll resume in January if there is enough interest.
In fact, I might just take a blogging break for the entirety of December. It’ll be a crazy month due to the holidays, my sister visiting, and just the general seasonal blahs (this drawing is sort of a selfie; I feel as blah as she looks).
I promised my sweet friend (and human being extraordinaire) Charlie O’Shields (over at the awesome Doodlewash blog) that I’d answer some questions for the Liebster Award today, but that was before I remembered I had to post the #SelfieArt Day links. So, tomorrow, I’ll answer Charlie’s questions. I promise! 🙂
A big thanks to all the lovely folks who were game enough to tackle creating their own self-portraits this month! They’re presented alphabetical order; please check out their terrific self-portraits, interpreted in their own style! If I’ve forgotten someone, let me know. 🙂
Karen – https://onestumbleatatime.wordpress.com/2015/11/25/day-329-continued/
Kerfe – https://methodtwomadness.wordpress.com/2015/11/20/self-portrait-9-after-marlene-dumas/
Kirk (who co-founded SelfieArt Day – https://dumbsketchdecember.wordpress.com/2015/11/25/self-portrait-25th-messy-desk-329/
Susan – https://susanfeniakart.wordpress.com/2015/11/25/selfieart/
Thomas – http://onedrawingdaily.com/2015/11/25/self-portrait-day-today/
It’s the first (that we know of) Selfie Art Day on WordPress! 🙂 Kirk of the fun Dumb Sketch Daily and I agreed it would be fun to have a day to draw self-portraits just as there is a day to draw birds (the 8th of the month, people; join in!).
For my inaugural piece, I used charcoal on a plain, old, cheap sketchpad. I stood in front of a mirror, holding the pad up in my left hand and drawing with my right. It took about a half hour total to draw this…I had to keep setting it down to give my arms a break.
I’m fairly pleased with how this turned out.
If you’re playing along, please post your URL in the comments. If you use Twitter, you can also tag me there (@teresarobeson) and use the hashtag “#SelfieArt .” Like Laura does for Bird Day art, I’ll compile them in a blog post in about a week. 🙂
If enough people enjoyed this, we can do it again next year!