A good portrait speaks of the sitter and the artist. So what if the piece is a self-portrait?
Examining one’s self is no easy exercise, how to capture “this is who I am…this is what I see…this is want I want to tell” without being overly critical of the subject or the work can be impossibly frustrating. It is a risk, not far off how we feel when sharing our hearts with another. But it’s worth it, even if it is just for you. Yes, there can be things you’d like to change, but it offers the opportunity to see something new or something of value you may have forgotten.
Consider a self-portrait. Be kind, be truthful and mark the occasion by using your creativity –
a song list, collage, drawing or a poem – make it FUN!