Posts Tagged "Self-Portrait"

Playing With Paper Doll- My Avatar

Posted on Mar 5, 2010 in Other Crafts & Crafty People | 2 comments

I bought this book Journal Spilling by Diana Trout at after Hanna reviewed her book on her blog, and I’m not sorry I did.  I was was afraid to try my hand at “messing around” with my journal but this book helped me overcome my fear and I hope you will be encouraged to also try this form of art.  I’m not very good at drawing but I practiced and practiced and somehow was able to draw my “avatar’s” face that resembles me -ON A GOOD DAY!


On page 42 of Diana’s book is how to Make a Self Portrait:


Here’s how I came up with my self portrait.  I really would rather call it my avatar since this is how I would like to be perceived.  Kind of putting your best “face” forward.  On a good day this is how I hope to look like.  I cut out my top and skirt from my favorite catalog (I don’t go to the mall anymore, I do all my shopping online), and drew a face of me (kind of).


This is how envisioned myself: nice hair, make-up on, manicured hands, skinny jeans, high heels and a bag which I crocheted myself on a good day when I got all my ducks in a row, did I say that right?  ‘Sorry, English is my second language.  I will not be complete without my paper bead necklace.


Here I am on my nicely painted journal from an earlier post.


I still don’t have the heart to just throw paints and scribble on my journal (Sorry, Hanna) but I am just getting my feet wet.


Let me tell you this, it was so much fun, I was a kid again, transported to the time when I played with my paper dolls.  Would anybody want to try this with me?  We can schedule a play date, meet here with all your cut out tops and bottoms for your paper dolls and play, just leave me a comment here or email me.


I hope I have inspired you to try something new today  and fearlessly crafting.


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