Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Self portrait



A new self portrait for you this morning! I hope you enjoy Jennlui, I know I did:

The selection of my items for this self-portrait photograph was a lot easier once I released the pressure on myself to define who I was through objects… at first I was totally stressing out with choosing just the right items that would speak for me, define who I was and that would show you my spirit. Then it clicked… which items do I use everyday, those should be in the photo. My journals, artwork, paintbrushes, books, essential oils, incense… through these things my artistic side is present, my spiritual side, the healer within me, my curiosity to discover more about myself and the world around me. All of this is present in my everyday things.

21 comments:

Simone said...

Julia, thanks for your lovely comment! I managed to finish my book this weekend, so the blog is now up and running (finally!). Simone x

Little House on Green said...

I like this self portrait - it's bright and vibrant and full of energy!

I can't believe I've missed a couple weeks of your blog, such beautiful pictures you've posted recently, I need to get caught up!

Callie Grayson said...

great portrait!
It's hard to find items for this, i have been trying to pull things together myself. her portrait is fabulous, each item is a window to her. love it!

cindy : quaint said...

i think this self portrait shows jennlui beautifully as a creative and thoughtful artist. the objects look like they would be a lot of fun!

jennlui said...

oh yay!!! hee hee!!! thanks julia for this fabulous opportunity to share little bits of myself with your readers. it was really really lots of fun!!!

have a wonderful tuesday!!!
peace

Elizabeth said...

This is a wonderful self-portrait. So full of color and life.

A Print A Day said...

oh i like this portrait. she seems to be a very colorful and creative lady!

paula said...

i am still loving this series. she seems quite creative.

Sacred Suzie said...

Fantastic! Oh she is such a creative and spiritual spirit. I love it! Look at all those colours. Beautiful.

Her Speak said...

I adore how vibrant this portrait is!The pallet is just delicious. Beautifully done. :)

Many Blissings!~*
Molly

Miss Aimee said...

So colorful- very beautiful self portrait post! Thanks! Hey, did you see my side line today?

Lizzy said...

Excellent portrait! I love the colors and the lil nick-knacks. Cute!

And seriously your comment yesterday made me REALLY excited. I gobbled it up!

Melissa said...

Jennlui is a lovely person. I see that yummy elephant. Love that piece! and those jewel-like rocks. I also noticed SARK's book peeking out.

I still have to get mine together, but I feel inspired by seeing the others. Thank you Julia!

~Eat Chocolate Naked~
Melissa

please sir said...

So pretty...looks like a very happy person!

Rachel said...

So sweet. I love this series you're doing and I can't wait to see more.

Mary Jo from TrustYourStyle said...

This is just a lovely self-portrait! It's true, it feels very pressured at first, and then when you let go of the need to have the objects say everything, they do anyway...

xo Mary Jo

Miss Aimee said...

I just bought a little something for my sister in law for xmas FROM YOU!

dolcechic said...

Ooooh this is beautiful! It just seems so peaceful and serene. I'm loving the elephant!

Genie Sea said...

A picture does really contain a thousand words. Ethereal. Loving. Connected. Open. Color-full. Creative.

I came here through Jennlui's blog and I am glad I did. It's an awesome project. :)

Carla said...

I love the self portrait. I it so much fun putting these kind of images together and you have don a wonderful job. Carla

Kimberlee said...

gorgeous image julia xx