Self Portraits // 2017

Self Portraits // 2017

I've been doing self-portraits for a few years now, ever since I stumbled upon the work of Janelle Putrich, though I've never been very consistent about it.  My self-portraits were driven entirely by random bursts of inspiration and it wasn't until a few days ago that I realized that I had created a self-portrait at least once a month for ten out of the twelve months.  And I'm proud of that.

 I love that I can look back and see both my confidence growing and my story being told.  Each image reminds me of who I was at that point in time.  It's a healing practice, a time of freedom and experimentation.  It's something I hope I will always do because I don't want to look back one day and realize that I have no documentation of who I was.  So, here's a glimpse of who I was in 2017.  I look forward to sharing who I am in 2018.

January 

Listen to River by Leon Bridges

Listen to River by Leon Bridges

February 

taken somewhere in the hills of northern England

taken somewhere in the hills of northern England

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March 

taken in the hotel I lived in while in Cambridge

taken in the hotel I lived in while in Cambridge

Croagh Patrick, Ireland

Croagh Patrick, Ireland

Croagh Patrick, Ireland

Croagh Patrick, Ireland

April

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Packing up my childhood home

Packing up my childhood home

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June

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July

An Ode to Childhood (saying goodbye)

An Ode to Childhood (saying goodbye)

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August

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September

Apartment living

Apartment living

November

Finals, Am I Right? 

Finals, Am I Right? 

DECEMBER 

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Have you tried your hand at self-portraiture?  Share below, I'd love to see! 

Just trying my best to hold onto feelings in the heart of Tennessee.