Monday, 30 November 2015

Helena on Green

This was a two-for-one challenge. First, this is my most favourite of all greens and I just love to work with it. Thank you Heather! Second, I used the opportunity to create a self-portrait for our guild's self portrait challenge, due tomorrow. So perfect timing! This portrait is based on a photo taken at my daughter's wedding two years ago. My two daughters and their two babies (one each) are visiting at the moment, so I forgot to post until I checked my email. And now for your viewing pleasure, Oscar, age 11 months, who just happens to be wearing our green this morning.

11 comments:

  1. Great self-portrait! And you did well with the fabric for your glasses. You must be having a wonderful time with the 2 babies and your 2 girls!

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  2. A brilliant self-portrait, though by rights the background should have been red, as that is your "bestest" colour. I'm sure it will be a stand-out at what promises to be a very fun guild challenge.

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  3. The green colour with black and white really lends a retro feel in addition to the glasses and texture in the background. Well done! I bet you are having a ball with everyone. Thinking of you!! XO

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  4. I like this and agree that the glasses fabric is just perfect. Oscar is adorable too.

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  5. I'm in awe of your self-portrait, all down to your fabric choice I suspect.
    And aren't grand children just the best thing?

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  6. Thanks everyone. PS the photo doesn't show that there is mylar in the glasses so they look really real. And my glasses really are checked!

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  7. Love this - such a good self portrait, and it really does have that retro air that Michele mentioned. Glad Oscar is also wearing our colour, but he does look a bit worried about having his photo taken. Enjoy the company of your girls and grandchildren!

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  8. Ha ha - I was going to ask if your glasses really were checked. Because if they weren't I would suggest you went out and got some!. Portraits are not easy but you have pulled this off with style, Helena. I would have recognised you straight away.
    Hilary
    PS Oscar is adorable - lucky you with both babies visiting - all those cuddles!

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  9. I have never had the courage to do a self portrait but it looks so effortless the way you have done yours, right down to the smallest detail. Well done. Enjoy your grandchildren - they grow up so quickly so this is a special time for you.

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  10. I am with Patricia ... I have never been brave enough also although it is down on my list of to do's. Well done. I am coming up the rear with comments this time because I also have a nearly 11 month old munchkin who I have had to (no arm twisting needed !) help with over the last couple of days and phones have to be put on silence and hidden so I have been 'off-line'.

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  11. oo - i love both. you and oscar!!!! well done helena dear - smiling and beautiful and fulfilling two challenge requirements. well done!

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