The Documented Life Project 2015. Out art challenge this week is Self-Portrait and the journalling prompt Mirror, Mirror. I somehow felt that self portraits were coming when the announcement came on Saturday and it was in a way well-timed as that was by pure chance also my birthday. Just the right moment, you might say, but it also meant I had little time to work on this spread so instead of drawing I choose to use my favourite medium of photography and played with a variety of filters in Photoshop Elements till I came up with a version of myself that I was happy with.
Stencilgirl's Ripple Effect stencil) and added a rose image too (Little Eddy Rose stencil, also by Stencilgirl)
Mirror, Mirror appeared, to assist me (wonderful synchronicity)
Donna Downey text stencil that said exactly what I wanted to say about myself and added this as shown, using black. I then outlined the letters with a white marker. Some fabric tape was added too. As per usual I finished with postage stamps and they too add meaning to my self-portrait. To finish I wrote along the side of my head: "age is a work of art". You can find the full quotation on Saturday's post.