Self-portrait Tuesday asks:

Is there one thing in your life that you want to let go of, conquer or achieve?

Here is my question to you: How are you going to do it?

Well. There are many things. But this one thing I’ve always wanted to do.

Here, I’ve conquered the digital quilt.

“Spider’s Den”

Spider's Den Digital Quilt

Now…do I want to let go of the Spider’s Den

or do I want to achieve it?

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I don’t know how old I was when I first consciously acknowledged my satisfaction from creating new things.

My earliest “picture” memory of the happinest I felt from creating dates back to around my fifth birthday, when my Aunt Audrey taught me how to write my name.

Both St. Nick and the Easter Bunny were fond of leaving us crayons and coloring books. With seven kids in the family, you can imagine our supplies often ran slim. Fresh crayons and new coloring books always brought on warm happy feelings. By now I was no stranger to “coloring in the lines”.

This day was different and my whole world changed, it seemed.

Image of my name in manuscript font

With a crayon, I diligently copied the shapes of the letters Audrey drew for me, spelling my name.This is my first memory of drawing.

I suppose then, it is also my earliest self-portrait moment memory…

since I drew shapes that when combined, symbolized me.

Jellyfished Glyphs


Jelly fished Glyphs

On Tuesday, even.

The best part about a self-portrait is that you can make it look way cooler than what is seen in the mirror.

Here’s my first self portrait; a semi-pop art rendition of moi.

Self Portrait #1

I hate to say it's under construction, so I won't.

Instead, I'll just say I'm in the process of figuring out exactly what kind of content I'm going to drop in here.

Give me a few days.

~Raine