Friday, January 4, 2013

I feel pretty ...

I don't trust self-portrait artists who only go in front of the camera on "good" days. Good hair, good skin, good attitude. Truly getting at the self in self-portraits means the whole self in all its dark corners. The good. The bad. The ugly. Once in a blue moon I do feel pretty in the literal sense of the word. Other times I feel pretty more along the lines of pretty angry, pretty exhausted, pretty confused, pretty frustrated, pretty sad, pretty ugly, pretty pissed, pretty happy, pretty excited, pretty curious, pretty desperate, pretty crazy, pretty clever, pretty lonely. The list goes on. So if you're coming along with me for this 365 day ride, just know that it ain't always gonna be pretty.
Self portrait 1-4-13