Wednesday, May 02, 2007
I've just done three self-portraits trying to get something better for an avatar. I needed an image that showed my bead work in a striking way because this avatar appears also on Born Under A Bead Sign. I liked the last avatar because I looked a bit like a mad women, which, of course, I am but this hardly the image you'd like to leave with a potential customer.
In these the blender, kitchen counter and other domestic lovelies have been removed and replaced by solid blue-violet - and I've bumped the color in places, and brightened the light.
It is my hope to look approachable. I chose the bottom one, even though it cuts the cuffs off a little. The middle picture looks like I am about to shape-shift into Munch's "The Scream". Or like I'm demonstrating what "too much" is to a plastic surgeon about to do a face lift. The top one looks a bit deer-in-the-headlights, or like I'm a wise-ass. I am a wise-ass, but it isn't the image you want to sell in this case. This would have been my second choice though - I've softened my face and sharpened the cuffs. Hmmmm.