Yesterday I did this self portrait sketch in my sketchbook. I occasionally do a self portrait, because I'm generally the only one around, or at least the only one who will sit still for a few minutes. I like to try different styles when I do a self portrait, since the subject is so familiar. I really like this pared down line style; it leaves out all the extra lines my face has on it now!
I'm sharing the sketch because of the quote I found and put along the bottom of it. I love the quote! It is from Anais Nin (whose words I frequently love.) She said:
"All of my creation is an effort to weave a web of connection with the world. I am always weaving it because it was once broken."
What can I say to that but, "Yes!"
Over on Tommye Scanlin's blog, "Works in Progress," she says weaving a tapestry is like watching grass grow. More true words. In fact, I almost hesitate to even share the tapestry on my loom now, because it truly, at this point, looks like nothing at all is happening (except the sun is shining through the prism in my studio window and adding a bit of color to my woven header!) This tapestry will have very little contrast for a bit, but I will still let you know how it is progressing.
Back to my attempt at weaving a web of connection with the world....