PixelDust this week, Bonnie's challenge was a portrait. Next week, a self-portrait. I like to create avatars which represent my alter egos. I have quite a few of these little thumbnails in my folder now. This image is a headband that I designed for my Jewelry book that came out a few years ago. It is a hand painted copper patina, wig head on a wooden base. I use these wig heads in my assemblage art quite often since I'm not, nor ever have been, a portrait artist. They allow me to use the human head as a generalized element in my 3-D work. I wish I was always this peaceful and calm. Something to work towards this year. Tai-Chi and Yoga anyone?
The 2nd image is another avatar that I haven't used yet. It is of a necklace I made for a competition that required you to have your display for sale. I made this for myself, so I didn't want to part with it. It's made using jet black & amber jade which is the perfect accents for the focal element.
The avatar I use everyday, which is posted at places, such as Facebook, my ning groups, photography groups, etc. will be shown next week for the self-portrait challenge, because I can relate to it more than the ones shown here.
Reflecting on these two avatars, I noticed they are jewelry related which is insane because I rarely wear jewelry other than earrings and a wedding band. I did say these were alter egos! I hoard vintage jewelry with the plans to recycle them into something more stunning. Some day...