Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Love Song....

This is my self portrait for Wednesday, over at Misty's. Alright you probably saying to yourself
there are a few odd things here. One why does she have a bird on her head. No birds have touched my head I can tell you that. The bird in this picture represents freedom to me. Freedom to fly, to spread its wings, to try new things. And that me, reborn .l..since I don't work anymore I have the time to experiment and try new things. The second thing is she is missing an eye and she has a funny nose. Okay the eye was in there and looked like hell, so I took it out, yes I took it out. An artist can do what she wants to do. But in turn made the nose look bad. Okay I played around with it for ever and thought I am leaving it. So here she is in all her splendor, bad nose, no eye, and a bird on her head.l I used napkins as the background, you are not suppose to know that. All and all that is who I am, I have all the required parts. Of those are my words, on the way to Ikea tonight I was composing in my head. Talking to myself out loud in the car, the guy driving beside me gave me quite the look and got out of my way. I had to stop and write it down before I forgot it....

19 comments:

  1. Winterwood5:48 AM

    Lee this is just fabulous, your pages are getting better and better each time... love them!!I also love the text!
    what did you get at ikea??

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  2. lee - i think you should make a journal page with the scribbled notes your wrote while in the car!

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  3. love the bird, totally 'get' the symbolism there. and her other eye? that's migraine eye (at least in MY head), we wouldn't wanna see that anyway! I was going to ask if those were napkins, but only because I recognized them as some I have in my stash! great page -- I need to remember that I can 'paint' or collage or do other things than take photos for self portrait challenges.

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  4. Oh I really really like your PR! So nice to meet you!!!! I posted too.

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  5. fun page! The napkin background is great.
    Love that you just kept going with your idea, but edited what you didn't like.
    I could put a bird on my head because I've had birds on the brain lately. We just put up feeders in the last month & I am loving looking out to my crab apple tree to see who has congregated there.

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  6. I think she lookx just fine with one eye and a bird on her head. I love what the bird represents to you. Isn't it great to have the freedom to play and experiment!!

    And the words are beautiful!!!

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  7. I am loving your blog and your self reflection and work process, everything. I don't even care that you only have one eye, a different nose and a bird on your head(which is a lovely illustration by the way) I care about the freedom part of your post. I've been thinking about that freedom thing a bit myself lately! I really love your work so if freedom means more beautiful work to inspire I'm all for it!

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  8. Beautiful. The colors are gorgeous. I love the idea of you talking to yourself in the car. Creative people like us are allowed to seem "eccentric" to others, don't you agree?

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  9. Yes! I like her with one eye, she is very authentic looking. And, I'm glad to know I'm not the only one talking to herself in the car! lol
    -Jane

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  10. "An artist can do what she wants to do." Bravo!!! The words you composed for this page are beautiful. I talk to myself in the car, too, but I try to stop whenever I'm at a red light, so people don't think I'm batty, LOL. Sometimes I forget!

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