{points of two week #46: self-portrait}

Points of Two is an experiment in journaling with myself and Roben Marie! Check out our archives to see the previous weeks' pages.

For this week’s theme, we did self-portraits.

I’ve been doing a lot of art educating, seeing as I never went to art school (I went to an art school, but didn’t major in this kind of art!), and knew that a self-portrait didn’t necessarily mean a picture that looked just like you. Rather, I wanted to do something that represented how I see myself and my life.

I decided to focus on the dichotomy of my life, the mask I wear to appear “normal,” and how I truly feel inside. I used only acrylic paint, a stencil (the girl cut out from the front of a sewing pattern), spray ink, & a plexi heart I got in a clearance pack of shapes. And of course, a sewing machine, because I just adore mine now that it purrs. (Oh, and my Martha Stewart punch, because it's just fun.)

So this week’s page and self-portrait is dedicated to my sisters and brothers who live with chronic illness in whatever form.

And check out Roben-Marie's blog for her story!