Today’s Photo Friday is entitled: “Self Portrait″
Our challenge this week was to create a self portrait by utilizing one of the following gadgets! Fun!
|Hockneyizer Create a unique photo collage in the style of the artist David Hockney
Warholizer Create an iconic pop photo! Inspired by Warhol’s famous paintings of Marilyn Monroe
Framer Choose from tons of unique frames to spice up a photo
Motivator Make your own inspirational, funny, parody, sports or other motivational self portraits
Mosaic Maker Make a mosaic
Palette Generator Automagically generate a harmonious color palette based on the colors in a photo – perfect for design work
Lolcat Generator This gadget will allow you to bring out your humerous side by adding a funny caption to any photo of yourself
This was a very well-timed challenge as I got my hair cut a couple of days ago. My hair is pretty thick, and sort of curly. I wanted it much shorter for my mission this summer. Having it long is easy in that I can just pull it up and out of the way into a ponytail, but it’s time-consuming when it comes to keeping it clean since baths are done out of a bucket and getting cream rinse all out of all that hair takes too much water. And frankly the heat in Florida combined with all that hair can really make a girl hot and uncomfortable.
Joanne (my friend and stylist!) discussed my objectives:
- I need to be able to just wash, run my fingers through it, and go
- It needs to be long enough so that I can go for a couple of months without a trim and have it still look good
- I wanted it shorter in back, longer in front, and of a length where I could tuck it behind my ears
We looked at some pictures that had elements of what I was looking for, and then, out came the scissors! Joanne went right to work cutting off a foot long ponytail that I hope to donate to Locks of Love. It already looked cute!
I love the final product. I can wear it natural, or blow it out straight. I had in mind to take a picture of the end result to use for this challenge. I forgot my camera. Joanne took some, but I can’t use those for this. So I got out my cell phone and set up the shot, had Joanne hold the camera, and I hit the button. I had a second to get back into the frame before the picture would be taken, and I was absolutely cracking up. I decided to use that picture.
HOWEVER, last night, no matter what I tried to do, I could not get onto the internet. My connection was fine, there was nothing out of the ordinary, so I don’t know what the deal is. SOOOOooo, even though it’s agains the rules of my company, I decided I’d just do it at work, which is where I am at…currently on lunchbreak. I got my cell pic up onto Flickr okay and then created an account so I could use Hockney’s gadgets.
BUUUUUT, I couldn’t get any of the gadgets to work. I think I’m blocked or something on this work computer. Oh well, so, here’s my self portrait, but it is embarrassingly un-gadgetified for this challenge!
I have to clock back in. I’ll be back to finish this up hopefully soon!
Yay! My internet was working wonderfully when I got home from work today. Ergo, I am now adding my REAL honest to goodness Hockneyized self portrait to this entry! Woo Hoo! Here you go!
And a motivational poster, just for good measure…
Please don’t forget to check out the work of the other participants!
If I have missed any players, please leave a comment and let me know so that I can link to you.
Next week’s Photo Friday for 16th May has been chosen by CuriousC:
“Doors, Doorways, & Entries…. to the soul, the house, a city, whatever…”
Future Photo Friday titles:
Friday 23th May : Title by Julie: Emotion
Friday 30th May : Title by CordieB: Phantasmagoria
Friday 6th June : Title by Author: Diptychs
(or Triptychs if you prefer to use 3 images)