Sunday, March 17, 2013

To Self-Portrait, Or Not To Self-Portrait ...

Hey Everyone ...  

Congratulations on a stellar showcase of photo art this week.  We certainly enjoyed a wonderful display of digital artistry ... again!  

Some of you expressed a bit of confusion about my choosing Self-Portraits as the optional challenge for next week - after this week's Portraits. (Just trying to keep you on your toes!  ;) 

I must admit it probably was not the best choice to place these two challenges back-to-back ... but it is as it is ... so let's just go with it, shall we? 

If you already shared a self-portrait this week, you can still share one next week.  No problem!  Take it as an opportunity to experiment with something totally different.

For those of you who are a bit hesitant about sharing a self-portrait, remember that this is not a showcase for photography ... it's Photo ART Friday ... a showcase for digital ART using your photographs.  

So the goal is to create a piece of digital art using a photograph that references or represents you in some way.  

A self portrait does not have to show you clearly or fully, as you can see from the examples of digital self-portraits, gleaned from my archives, that I'm sharing here.

In fact, you could share:

* an image of various parts of your anatomy (within reason, of course)

* or a digital design using your shadow

* or a partial mirror reflection

* or your latest tattoo

* or the beauty mark on your arm that looks just like Elvis, 

* or the outline of an angel you made with your body in the snow,

etc., etc., etc., if you do not want to display your actual, real image on the Web.  I'm sure YOU can regale us with even more out-of-the-box self-portraits!

So, I'm really hoping you will take up the challenge and share an artistic portrayal of yourself with us for the March 22nd, 23rd edition of Photo Art Friday!

PARC subscribers:  New textures and a new project are waiting for you on the site.


  1. Bonnie, I will look forward to the challenge - I was sad I had to miss last week's prompt because my week was so busy. I will look forward to seeing what I can come up with! I love the examples you've shared - thanks for the inspiration!

  2. Looking forward to this challenge, Like Sherri I was bummed to miss last weeks challenge. Have a great week. teri

  3. This is going to be fun. I did an altered self-portrait last week and will have fun coming up with something new.

  4. Loving your self portraits Bonnie, and thanks for the link to your gorgeous new minis.


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