Who I Will Never Be

In class we did an exercise you may be familiar with. You get a mirror, a paper and a pencil. Looking into the mirror you place the pencil at a spot on the paper. Still looking at the mirror, without ever looking at the movements of your own hand, you draw yourself. The other condition is that you never once lift the pencil from the paper, so that the end result is a self portrait rendered blind, using one continuous line. Try it.

When done, we were to look at the portrait and, adding to it with colored marker, the directive was to draw yourself as a celebrity.

Not ever feeling like much of a celebrity, I decided to choose someone blond, flamboyant and well, like so:

ImageVoila! Myself as Better Midler. blind contour drawing with marker, colored pencil and china marker

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Writing about death, mental illness, spirituality, art and perfume. Because beauty feeds the soul, and love is beyond what we think.

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