Sunday, September 29, 2013


Facing the Future (8-25-13) is another of those self-portraits I worked on a few weeks back. I really like that line drawing effect and could not now, for the life of me, tell you what combination of photoshop filters ultimately produced it. Even as I posted those earlier self-portraits I felt as if I should somehow explain why I'd made them. I took them hoping to get a better picture for my blog bio, but why I then fussed with them remains in question. I've decided that beyond a sort of interest in how I look in pix and where I could go with that, it's rather a moot point to address. I.e., at least for me, there's a level at which all my artistic efforts (poetry, photos, etc.) are self-portraits. In that they are my perceptions and imaginings, and the work of my peculiar skill and talent sets, impacted by my medium of choice. How's that for an attempt at a non-defensive defense of my self-portraits? (:-D) Hey, at least I'm not too vain -- I'm posting a picture version that added an awful lot of wrinkles that aren't even here yet (though will be soon enough).

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‘til next take, may you enjoy life in the ever changing light,

[aka: Patricia Kelly] **** If you wish to copy or use any of my writing or photos, please email me for permission (under “View my complete profile”) ****


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