SkADaMo-Day 7

So I set out to do a quick self portrait since I need one for my new website (that I’m currently building!) and I just have to laugh at myself for what it evolved into. I started with some questions to myself, “what really represents who I am? What do I really LOVE to do?” and here is how the conversation went on in my head…

“What I’d really love to do right now is drink hot cocoa!”

“Okay, Sara… this is deep! Give me something that you like to do.”

“Run – don’t want to draw. Paint – nah. Hmmm. What would I LOVE right now? Nothing… that’s it! I would LOVE NOTHING. Just quiet, calm and warmth.”

“Okay, I’ll run with it.” So I put me in some stripy tights and slippers and a cozy warm sweater. Tucked me in a super comfy, engulfing chair. Surrounded me with just me and my cocoa (actually now was teetering between cocoa and coffee). “Ahhhh, this is what I like, especially on a soon-to-be winter day in Minnesota!”

Then I thought, “I should maybe try to add some element of realism, so I can identify it as me. I sort-of created my hairstyle. No that doesn’t do it. (I’ll work on the face later.) What else?

Oh, I KNOW… so I added a little boy lurking behind the chair and TOOK AWAY the silence and serenity because this is how my self portrait is daily with my dear, dear  pre-school son at home!”

Self portrait SOLVED.

Self portrait idea

Self portrait idea


Filed under illustration, people, sketch of the day

7 responses to “SkADaMo-Day 7

  1. Nina Crittenden

    Sara! I have been loving all of your daily sketches! This is so YOU!!! Super adorable! xoxo

  2. I know… this IS totally me! Thanks for your kind wds too. xoxo!

  3. What a perfect self portrait! Super fun storytelling too! LOVE IT!

  4. Jeanne Ford

    Seriously need a like button for these, Sara! Great to see you Tues. night… See you soon!!

    Sent from my iPhone

  5. Love it:) It’s great to do nothing with a great cup of chocolate:)

  6. Great self portrait! Love that you shared your thought process!

  7. What a wonderful self portrait, I have never thought to approach one like that before. Brilliant idea and I love the sketch. You have got me wanting to head off and make a cup of cocoa now 🙂

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