Saturday, January 05, 2013

Focusing on Life 52 Photos


I am participating in Sally Russick's Focusing on Life one photo a week for 52 weeks project.  Each week on Saturday we will post a photo based on a prompt we receive earlier in the week from Sally.  This week the prompt is do do a self portrait.  I thought that I would interpret this loosely and do a conceptual  self portrait. The image is one I made some years ago.   Since this is a new year and I am pursuing a deeper look at all I do, I thought this photo would be a fitting self portrait. The figure is looking outward, is optimistic about the future, is moved and inspired by the natural universe and walks in a free flowing garment that allows for an unencumbered journey into her art.


Mary Harding  Self Portrait  


I hope you will check back to Sally's blog  to see what others have come up with.








26 comments:

  1. This was a great idea Mary-I love the words that describe the artist in your concept, too. I can see you contemplating where your art will take you through this nature-inspired concept!

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  2. I love the drawing. It is perfect for capturing the hope of a new year for a good beginning.

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  3. I seriously considered using a wire and bead piece that I did for a show 12 years ago, as my picture... It was a wire outline of a face and called 'spittin image'

    Interesting interpretation of the challenge!

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  4. It's a beautiful painting. I do like how it makes me think of a new beginning.

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  5. Oh, what a great, out of the box idea! Beautifully done, and now you have me buzzing about what to do for our next prompt!! Glad to see you are doing this challenge too!!

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  6. Dang, I wish I had thought of that. What a wonderful and unique approach to this assignment. And here I was thinking about all the ways to accomplish this challenge without actually showing myself, and you hit it out of the ball park!!! What a great concept.

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  7. I love what you did!!! This should be a fun journey.

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  8. Wow - love this idea. I think this is going to be an awesome journey for all of us!

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  9. A clever interpretation Mary...I have to stop leaving things to the last minute so that I can try something a bit different too.

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  10. How lovely is this?! Just wonderful!!

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  11. I like your interpretation Mary, so much fun!!

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  12. lovely idea.

    Nicole from http://instagrampad.wordpress.com

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  13. I like everything this painting represents. And you didn't even have to take a picture of yourself! Genius!

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  14. Mary, I love how she is looking out upon what is next to come her way. Beautiful interpretation of the prompt!

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  15. I love all that sunshine!

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  16. Very creative interpretation!

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  17. Looking forward, a great perspective I love being able to plan a new year too!

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  18. I like the way you thought out of the box. Beautiful sentiment for the new year!

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  19. Mary, leave it to you to have such a creative response for a "self-portrait"! Free-flowing, unencumbered, and optimistic - what a great outlook for 2013! I love it.

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  20. Mary, you know what is really cool. I saw this preview and new it belonged to you before I saw your name!! This palette is so you,you wear it beautifully

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  21. What a super neat take on this!

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  22. What a wonderful take on self-portrait! So perfect :)

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  23. Thank you one and all for your encouraging and wonderful comments. I look forward to seeing what everyone has done next week.

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  24. The colors and shapes I have to agree this is perfectly you! It is amazing how someones vision is so identifiable!

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