October 2, 2006

Self-portrait

Self-portrait
I set out to do a self-portrait thinking at least if i loused it up, I was the only loser! After working and reworking, I was fairly pleased with the likeness, considering it was the first portrait I had done in about 20 years. Since finishing it though, I’ve found that my friends and family are not at all fond of it! They say it doesn’t do me justice, though I chose the photo to work from because I thought I looked thin and I kind of liked the grinning smile. So, what are you gonna do? ;-) It was a heck of a lot better than the one I did from life, which will never see the light of day or cyberspace.
Ann Kullberg is hosting a members Theme Show on her colored pencil site and this year’s theme is self-portraits. So I guess I’ll get a chance to try again — maybe I’m too colorful a character to be captured in graphite! ;-b

I cannot tell you how i have enjoyed looking over your website
Your pictures are just PERFECT!!! one day i may be able to get one, I just wanted to tell you how talented i think you are and keep up the good work,,great Job!!!

Comment by Nancy — September 28, 2007 @ 4:21 pm

Hi Susan

I just ran across your website and I am so inspired!!! I truly admire what you have done with your art career. I am an emerging artist and I work in graphite pencil also. I graduated from NCSU with a degree in animal science and worked at a biopharma company as a researh scientist for 5 years. I grew so tired of corporate America and the windowless laboratory that I decided to make a huge leap and try to turn my art hobby into a new career. I have been doing this since September of last year and I am quite bummed out to be honest. I’ve been hoping it’s the economy and not the fact that I’m totally missing something. Anyway, I was fishing around on the internet today looking for more art booth ideas and found your site. I’ve been doing art and craft fairs all summer and have not a sold a single peice. I’ve been thinking about having to go back to the dreadful laboratory until I saw your site. I would love to be able to pick your brain about some things and find out how long it took you to become such and accomplished artist. I realize it would be sortof like an interview and most people don’t like those but I would be extremely greatful. Art is my passion and I am determined to make a living doing something I love. Thank you in advance for your time and I hope to hear from you soon.

Sincerely,
Ashley Ezzell

Comment by Ashley Ezzell — August 22, 2008 @ 3:52 pm

The most wonderful expressive art!

Comment by Rick Brnads — January 20, 2009 @ 5:59 pm

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