Sunday, January 11, 2009

Another Me


Misty said, "...pick yourself up, dust yourself off, and do it again! and again!" And so I did. I thought it was my double chin yesterday that you did not like. I actually have three and left one off. But no, it was my mean and mad look. And that is how I look. Really. My eyes and mouth relax down and people ask me all the time, "what are you mad about." OK, not all the time but some rude people do.
So, I tried again and this time I put the looking glass on the other side of me and elevated a little. If you look up, you loose a chin or two and that makes me smile. I think Norah's presence led me to the stamp. My new dip pen and ink makes me want to say things, but I don't have many words. The leaves on the left were inspired by a beautiful napkin. I saved the napkin as I only have one.
Expect what you want,
Sharon

12 comments:

  1. Oh yes!!! Can you see me jumping with glee??? That's you! Perfectly perfect. xoxoxoxoxo

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  2. You look beautiful! I like this one very much.

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  3. I have no left for you art....it literally knocks me off my chair! And to think I missed out on a golden opportunity to sit with the master and learn, absorb, bask. I so wish things hadn't been what they were for me at that time...a huge regret!
    BUT I am truly delighted you and Z were able to spend such quality time with one another. I could feel the joy in both your posts about the visit!
    Maybe one day you will come back again????
    This self portrait is outstanding!
    XOXO

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  4. Sharon, People always say to me..."don't you feel well, why don't you smile?" Kinda irks me really, because I think I AM smiling. I like what you wrote on this page.....I'm going to try live by those words in '09 also. Can't hurt. You carry on, friend....and I really am smiling...especially when reading your wonderful blog......Pat

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  5. HI Sharon,. I think you are just lovely in this portrait, I love all of your work but I would think it would be hard for an artist to capture themselves on canvas...
    but, this is how I would picture you in my head from if I were to ever have the pleasure to meet you..
    Hugs
    Brenda

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  6. Your self portraits are beautiful! I really enjoy your work...you have such talent!
    Debi

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  7. Indeed, this is the face of someone expecting the best to come her way! I'm smiling with you.

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  8. Yes! I really-really love this one! I can see the "sisters" in you.

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  9. You are beautiful in picture, in life, and in your art. Love these new paintings.
    You are amazing.

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  10. This is really dear and fun to look at. I have a down turned mouth ....but I am not sad I am full of joy! gravity i think....

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  11. I love this. So much colour and movement.

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  12. This is so funny to me. I also have a down turned mouth and have had many people (when I was younger) ask me why I'm mad. I said, "I'm not mad, I'm just sitting here." One guy looked at me while having a conversation about why we didn't get along and said, "I just noticed that the corners of your mouth go down. I always thought you were mad, but that's just how your mouth goes." Peeps and their ass-umptions. Now I try to make a more conscious effort to keep my mouth turned up when I'm out in public - I just figure if they're going to think something about me, let em think I'm happy. :)

    ~magick~
    Melissa

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