Friday, November 4, 2011

you are your own muse

I started Vivienne McMaster's You Are Your Own Muse class this week. It's a 6 week online class about self-portraiture--I've heard good things about it and I thought it would be fun to get a few new tips and inspiration from Vivienne and the rest of the class. I am hoping that this community will be just the thing I need to help me to make it to the finish line of my 52 Weeks of BAM project on flickr.

This week in class we were encouraged to use a prop in our selfie. To keep with the Halloween theme, I grabbed for my pink wig, turned on some music and did a little dancing for the camera.

dancing with myself
{texture by Ellenvd}

In a desperate attempt to start learning how to use actions, I tried My Four Hens Newbie Fix. I had no idea what I was doing, but I clicked around turning the layers on and off and played with the opacity until there was something I could live with. I like it, but I don't love it. I've still got lots to learn with actions.

This also coincided nicely with my 52 Photos Project prompt for the week--"trick or treat", so I am linking up with Bella over there today.

52 Photos Project

And linking at Photo Art Friday where we were encouraged to try something new with our editing this week. I think my actions qualify for that!


Photo Art Friday

Have a great weekend all!

28 comments:

LeAnne said...

Love the movement and color! Great job!

Seraphina´s Phantasie said...

Wonderful texture work and a beautiful photo. Have a nice weekend.

Ashley Sisk said...

That is awesome - now I want a wig!

Bonnie said...

Wonderful! A costume, mask, wig, etc. fool us into believing 'we' are not really being seen and so liberated from self-consciousness - we reveal so much more. Love the look in your eyes.

Thanks for sharing your process and artistry with Photo Art Friday.

Laura said...

Such a cool wig! Love your use of movement and the composition makes the image more artistic.

manifeisty said...

Love that! If you're playing with actions I highly recommend downloading the trial of Radlab from Gettotallyrad. It's free for 30 days. I'd never used actions before but people were talking about it at Camp Shuttersisters so I got it and it's a joy to work with.
Enjoy YAYOM. I loved it!

Karen Dorcas, Artist said...

Very fun; love the red wig and texture... great photo. thanks, kareninkenai

RainCityGirl said...

You look Fabulous, my dear........x

Oliag said...

This is wonderful! I love the motion in that wig as well as the color...

I keep saying I am going to try actions but just haven't done it yet...I thought it was supposed to be as easy as picking a filter on IG:)

esra said...

such a beautiful and fabulous selfie... love the mood and the movement. and the sparkle in your eyes. Have a great weekend!

this is Belgium said...

looking great !

Kirstin said...

These are wonderful, pink wig and all. Love how you're trying new things with actions :-)

Torunn said...

Very nice picture, beautiful hair!

Pat said...

Fantastic movement in the photo! Lovely!

Ida said...

Wonderful "selfie" with a lot of great movement and emotion. So fun.

Sherri B. said...

What a wonderful photo! The movement brings so much life to your image.

lisa said...

I LOVE this!!!
It's fresh, it's happy, it's YOU!!!!!
Wonderfully done!

Christian said...

Love this SO much!!!!! beautiful~!!!!!!!!!

Encarna said...

Very nice!

Anna said...

Hi Christy,

You rock with pink hair! Maybe a permanent feature? You would even stand out in the streets of NY, maybe?!

Thanks so much for your kind words and support of my guest Mortal Muse post yesterday:) I greatly appreciate both!

Happy weekend to you,
Anna

Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

This is such a fun shot! You look great in pink :)

Anika said...

Looks great! Man, I looooove actions...you are in for a world of fun!

Talibah said...

I love that you are continually pushing yourself to new heights!!

SpilledInkGuy said...

Speaking of action -
I love all the energy in this shot!
Very cool, U.M.!
:)

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

Love this, Christy. I can definitely see you were having fun with this. :)

Kat Sloma said...

FUN pink hair lady! I look forward to hearing about the class. I have, as yet, resisted diving fully into the self portrait world. :)

I'm Veronica said...

Hi Christy. Looove the polaroids.So envious of all the ladies together, what fun! So mant creative women together.

Jacey said...

Love. This is such a vibrant and fabulous shot!