Saturday, April 2, 2011

Weekly Challenge at Inspiration Avenue: "Self Portrait"

As I said before, the weekly challenge at Inspiration Avenue is to do a self portrait.  Yesterday, I worked on this for hours, and hours to the point that while I still like it, it is time to set it aside for a bit to let it "speak" to me and tell me where it needs to end.  I hope that makes some kind of sense!
Anyway, I'm still happy with it, I just don't want it to become forced or over thought:)
So, without further ado, here is a bit more of my self portrait:
On my personal "to do" list for this 
  • the fan needs to be cream colored
  • more white swirlies- I LOVE doing these!
  • decide- koi or flutterbys in the little squares- they represent my children
  • more cherry blossom on the branches
 Stop by Inspiration Avenue to see what everyone else did- I personally can't wait!
Happy Saturday!


Tammy said...

Steph, this is awesome! You are such a beauty and you captured a fun an whimsy side of yourself. I love, love, love it!

priti.lisa said...

Stephanie! She looks just like you!
I am voting for Koi to represent you children...for me this painting has an Asian feel. It was super interesting to see the painting progress and to 'hear' you thinking about what happens next...Beautiful Girlfriend!

LuLu Kellogg said...

Stephanie....I love this self portrait! Well done!


Kiki aka Victoria said...

So is a truly wonderful exciting piece..i love it..very enchanting and intriguing, like a doorway into your soul..
i love it!
I started one for the challenge..but dont know if it'll be done..great topic.. very fun!!
Shine on..again ...super beautiful!!Stunning!!

Carmen said...

Beautiful - the eyes are gorgeous. With that green I agree with priti.lisa - koi would be fabby!

artbrat said...

Absolutely perfect! I love how much it looks like you. I'll reinforce the vote for the koi. Its just completes the theme you've embraced so well.

Msartist said...

Your self portrait is beautiful. I love all the color. Happy IA Sunday. ~Theresa

Kat W said...

This is coming along wonderfully - so gorgeous! Like you I love painting/drawing swirls (you may have noticed my over use of them. Lol.) I love that you've set aside 3 squares to represent your children - such a lovely idea! I'm looking forward to seeing the finished piece.
Kat X

Yvonne said...

This is so gorgeous, Stephanie!

Lynn said...

Your art is really taking on a whole new look, this is incredible :)

Mila said...

Gorgeous Stephanie!

Carola Bartz said...

I like this!!! It's gorgeous - your use of colors, the swirls, the squares (whatever you might put in there, I like the idea), the "crown" - everything flows together in harmony.

Magpie said...

Stephanie, this is absolutely awesome! I think you captured yourself so perfectly, and the colors are gorgeous. (I'll cast my vote for the koi also :)

Laura Haviland said...

Wowsa wowsa so Talented Stephanie,
This is so cool and awesome !!!
I agree you capture this so perfect and I just love it.
This has such an artful flowing feeling of beauty and peace.
You rock big time and fabulous art work.
Big Hugs,Laura.xoxx

Healing Woman said...

Stephanie! You have captured your own essence. There you are with your flowers and finery. Perfect!

Charlie said...

Wow so beautiful! I agree with Tammy. I love the whimsy you have captured and I think it looks just like you. Cant wait to see the finished version.

artangel said...

Wow Steph I think it's amazing already! You've captured a great likeness and also something of your femininity and creative, free spirit. I love the idea of having your children represented by butterflies or koi - both would be beautiful and very symbolic.