Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Get It Scrapped: Trendy Portraits

A portrait is defined as an artistic representation of a person. In most cases, we associate them with a photograph of an individual. However, if the intent is to create a likeness of someone, we can extend the definition to include something more about them. However a portrait is rendered, it should convey not just a physical likeness. It should also express their personality, perhaps even their mood.

I don't have a lot of portraits of myself. Most of the time, I am hidden behind the camera as I play photographer and document life through my lens. I am also not keen to create all about me scrapbook layouts. However, from time to time, it is important to leave behind a rendering of oneself. As I looked over the inspiration from the Get It Scrapped Pinterest Board, it occurred to me that I had an opportunity to create a portrait of sorts. One that captures a tiny bit of myself.

#LovesCats by Christy Strickler | Supplies Cardstcok: Colorbok; Letters, Wood Veneer: Studio Calico; Chipboard, Ribbon,Twine: October Afternoon; Jewels: Hero Arts; Brads: Basic Grey; Watercolor Paint: Yatsutomo;Other: Denim, Plastic Lid,Yarn

An abstract version of myself allowed me to have a little creative fun. The story is by no means a serious one. It simply tells the tale of how I have come to love cats. I have avoided the dreaded selfie while at the same time, I have found yet another purpose for one of the hundreds of cat photos I take. Yes, I am fully aware it's important to include pictures of me in my layouts. This is just a simple, yet fun way to remind me of including a bit more about myself in my albums. I plan to add some of these here and there. I am, after all, part of the stories I document about my family. Think of this layout as part of a trail of breadcrumbs which lead to a side story within the main plot.

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1 comment:

  1. Love your interpretation of the assignment Christy and getting down personality on your layout! And I love the great design you used on this page!