Monday, July 24, 2006

IMT "child's play" & SPC "....as a lost child"

So here's my entry for both the selfportraitchallenge and the inspiremethursday for this week. IMT wanted us to do something to do w/ child's play. Either create something w/ children's art supplies, or create something drawing from our memory or a photo, etc. I went with fooling around w/ my photoshop again, since I really hadn't since I took off and running w/ it last month. For SPC I'll include this as "selfportrait as....a lost child." That's about how I feel right now. I'm pretty tired of feeling sorry for myself though. I think I need a break from more than one thing.... I currently feel overwhelmed by most everything around me for some reason, and I'm not really sure why. Parts have me have changed since I had a baby and I can't quite put my finger on it. Or I don't want to. It sucks changing in all sorts of ways, both figuratively and physically, and takes some catching up to sometimes. Or at least for me. The mind doesn't want to catch up with the other. How much am I supposed to say, in things like these? I am definitely a visual person...I feel strongly that my thoughts are conveyed in the art that I create. But then I wonder if anyone gets that, exactly...wouldn't they have to be able to read my thoughts then, as well? Does it really matter? Hmmm. Hmm.








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13 comments:

BZ said...

There is something haunting about this photo. Reminds of the Soul Asylum song Runaway Train. i hope you find what you are looking for. It finds shows its head when you stop looking so hard!

Tish said...

Spooky photo, but very nice!

Bohemian Girl said...

haunting and beautiful.

look at those eyes...wow.

Bedazzzled1 said...

Geez, I love this portrait. I definitely agree with the others that it has a haunting quality to it, yet it is lovely, too.

Excellent.

carla said...

I see you looking through many layers...your hands, the child, a house, photographs. This piece seems to say that although you know you are all the "yous" and places you've been, you aren't sure what it adds up to right now. But I also see a strength in your gaze, so that tells me you'll understand. This is a compelling photcollage! I haven't been here before...you have some really neat stuff here:>

Deb R said...

This portrait is hauntingly beautiful. Your eyes draw me in and make me want to see what's behind them - in the photo and in life.

Sarah said...

Oooooh that's so neat! I love it!!

Tammy said...

Hauntingly beautiful seems to be the perfect comment here...even if redundant. LOL

bekka said...

cool! i like this so much.

JC said...

This is a really nice photo!

Dealing with change can be so tough, I've had my share lately too.

Kim Carney said...

I think some of us feel like lost children often, which is harder when we are suppose to have adults thoughts. If I am understanding you correctly, being a new mom it the most challenging of all times. When you want to be who you were, but love being who you are. Your collage is beautiful. ;)

firstborn said...

wow, this is what everybody has said! ihave felt like a lost child at times (i don't have any children)...i feel you sista, i do...

thanks for your generous comments on my imt post...you are too kind!

take care,
mary ann :)

tiffinix said...

Hauntingly beautiful - both the words and the portrait.