Friday, June 7, 2013

Self Portraits and a blog tour

Next Tuesday I will be doing a blog post for a blog tour of Martha Sielman's latest book Art Quilt Portfolio: People & Portraits . Thanks to Lark publishing I'll also be giving away a copy of the book. While you are waiting for mine, check out the rest of the bloggers involved.

June 3rd – Lark Kick Off!
June 5th – Sarah Ann Smith – 6th – Maria Elkins – http://mariaelkins.comJune 7th – Laura Wasilowski –  http://artfabrik.blogspot.comJune 9th – Katherine McNeese – 10th – Cheryl Sleboda – June 11th – Linda McLaughlin – 12th – Kathy Nida –  http://Kathynida.comJune 13th – Marilyn H. Wall –  http://www.marilynhwall.blogspot.comJune 14th – Janice Paine Dawes – 16th – Pamela Price Klebaum –  http://pamprice.blogspot.comJune 17th – Deborah Boschert –  http://DeborahsJournal.blogspot.comJune 18th – Lisa Chin – 19th – Sue Bleiweiss – 20th – Leni Wiener – http://www.leniwiener.comJune 24th – Cheryl Lynch –  http://www.CherylLynchQuilts.blogspot.comJune 25th – Lesley Riley –
June 26th – Stephanie Forsyth -  June 30th – Pat Kumich –

I rarely even try to take pictures of people let alone  create a portrait. I did do three self portraits about eight years ago. Just before we moved to Idaho I spent the day with a couple of friends and we did self portraits. I've dug mine out to show you.

These were the first two and I've never finished them. The first one shows the introverted side of me hiding behind a screen. The second is ideas starting to pop out of my head. Below is the third one, I'm in lurker mode here, hiding behind all those ideas that came out of my head. This one I actually quilted and finished. These are why my work is not in the book.
Daily project updates.
365 red circles #153 - #158
Indigo and Rust #81 - # 86
Weekly project, week # 23
June's Monthly notion

Remember to come back Tuesday for a chance to win Art Quilt Portfolio: People & Portraits .

This post is linked to Off the Wall Friday.


  1. Beautiful work, as usual, and I find the garters particularly interesting and fun. I used to creative things with my mother's.

    1. Thanks, When I found them at a store recently I knew I had to include them.

  2. Your self portraits are fun. I keep toying with doing one, but never start. One of these days, maybe.
    PS Lark contacted me today that I won the books in the first day of the blog tour. I'm amazed! And happy! I usually don't win these things.

  3. You mean you can still buy garters?! I thought for sure they were from your mother's stash.

  4. The garters caught my eye too! All the pieces are lovely...