Work In Progress – The Beginning

Usually, I do not show my work in progress, (it is often a muddy or murky process);

But, since I do photograph the progress for my own records, I’m merging my inner work with my outer practice more in 2010. So in trusting my own process, I believe it has to be a sharing process, albeit a scary one!

Currently, I’m working on a portrait of someone, who is so full of love and compassion, “to be of service to others,” her own words, is her soul’s ministry. I’m doing this portrait based on poetry of hers, dreams and symbols that correlates with this individual. I want this portrait to be an expression of her inner self, a snapshot of her inner world and indicator of her spirit. I’ve combined her offerings of self with my vision, feelings and personal expression to create an overall sense of this person.

Whether it is a portrait or not, it is always a process of self discovery.  I’ll be doing this over several posts…

  1. I appreciate you sharing your process. Everyone’s process and approach is different. This is a window into your world. I have to say that portrait work is big work. They have so many different expectations when you do them. It’s also a very, very spiritual thing for me. It’s like looking past the person and seeing the real person on the inside. It’s amazing. I really love what you have done here it’s beautiful. I know that they are going to love it.
    I’m sending over Mud Flap Jack to sit for his portrait. Now I’m going to give you fair warning he is a real pain in the patootie! Yes he is. You won’t have to worry about mud on your floors or rugs. His mama sprang for the magic sneaker you know?? No, just your nice furniture and walls and stuff. You’ll want to tap that @#@, but quick has a wink he’ll flash that big ol’ toothy grin and ask for a dang cookie!!!!

    Comment by vanessa newton — February 10, 2010 @ 7:05 am

  2. Thanks for sharing your process. I’m looking forward to checking back!

    Comment by Vicki Smith — February 10, 2010 @ 9:58 am

  3. I was always hesitant to share my progess as well, but I find it helps me improve to think of others seeing it whilst I work. I can see things I might not have and it’s sort of fun to share the creative process. I find reading other blogs where this is done always motivates me.

    Comment by Kaitlyn S. C. Hatch — February 10, 2010 @ 11:41 am

  4. Very nice, thank you for sharing your process!

    Comment by Barbara — February 10, 2010 @ 7:29 pm

  5. So much thought and inspiration has gone into this project. I’d love to check back to watch your progress! Keep posting!

    Comment by michele — February 10, 2010 @ 8:05 pm

  6. I also just love seeing the work of others in process! Thanks for sharing– it is beautiful already!

    Comment by Krista Hamrick — February 11, 2010 @ 5:51 am

  7. a great idea to share your process, I will follow your progress with great interest.

    Comment by cobol — February 11, 2010 @ 11:22 am

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