i was supposed to have finished a self-portrait piece from the art quilt challenge but found myself knee-capped by the piece i had envisaged. it was just too painful to work through some of that stuff at the moment - i just can't do it. it will keep and emerge at some point - but not now.
so i have, as yet nothing to post on the challenge blog or here. i have some ideas for a safer piece that i will make over the next few days but in the meantime i can present something of a photo essay.
yesterday, new year's day, i went back to bed and just lay there snapping away trying to see if i could scry the internal damage on my face. i think i look quite ravaged - it is me with no make-up, after a very late night and wearing the scars of my mind. i thought of the photo i took in november that is now my profile picture and also though of the famous photo of spike milligan which reveals a soul in agony. where am i on that continuum?
clearly i am recovered/ing and not in a bad a slot as i was last week and as i have been in the past. but i am marked.