The final prompt in our collaborative book is “Self-Portrait”. I think that this is, hands down, the hardest prompt for most artists. We would much rather paint a beautiful, abstract scene than create something that is pointedly about ourselves.
So I chose to represent myself as my personal icon. Although I did make grey hair, with a bit of pink, rather than all pink.
I am surrounded by all the things from the sea that I love. I’ve also included a color swatch, to represent my art and a few hints of my southwestern heritage.
Words on the left page include:
I dream of stars that glitterI must be a mermaid, I have no fear of depth and a great fear of shallow living. - Anias Ninplay on the beachI lived beneath the open sky
And on the right page:
we are fearless, independent and originalThe Storytellerthe little starsno regret
Left: Tandika Star
Right: Tandika Star