Tuesday, January 03, 2006

Self Portrait Tuesday: Personal History

Self-Portrait Tuesday: Personal History 1

I've decided to join in with Self-Portrait Tuesday (thanks to nudges from Andrea).

I'm not especially happy with this collage but I didn't want to just publish any of the individual pictures as they didn't feel like, on their own, they were "Personal History".

28 comments:

Guyana-Gyal said...

Why aren't you happy with it? I was quite intrigued, Princess Caroline :-) Look, there's a face in the sand. And is that a cat?

merlinprincesse said...

This is really cool, Caroline. Glad to see you. And thank for the nice comment on my (sad) blog. You are a Lady!

Caroline said...

GG - I didn't get the atmosphere I was after - I probably need more practise with the tools I'm using... I felt like a princess for a day when I married Jim!

merlinprincesse - thanks!

Marie said...

Good luck with the SP thing. Tuesday always seems to be gone before I can get around to it!!

Happy 2006 to you and yours and thanks for the company and comments on my blog over the last months.
art cheer!
Marie

Holly said...

Well I like it. It is a fun tribute to your self. I think I might try something like that. I'll have to dig. Most pictures are of my daughter! Well done.

Caroline said...

Thanks Marie - I thought Tuesday would be over all too soon if I kept on fiddling with this one... I think I might start doing them on Mondays, ready to post on Tuesday.... though I know what I'm like with deadlines...

Holly - thanks - at one point I realised that it was the kind of thing that if I had a daughter she might do for me one distant day, but as I've no children and don't want to wait until I'm over 70 anyway - I'm glad I've had a go at it for myself! Still not happy with it though!!!

melba said...

I am glad you joined SPT, I like the layering of your face over the beach. I like your new banner too...so much new stuff to see on everyone's blogs; so much fun!

Caroline said...

Thanks Melba - I like to see what everyone else is up to too!

isay said...

lovely pictures of yourself. this is interesting because i love taking pictures, too. i might join.

have a nice day caroline!

andrea said...

It's lovely -- and I'm glad you took it even further than before. This is something you should print and frame for Jim!

Caroline said...

Isay - do join!

Andrea - now that might be rushing me a bit... its tough enough seeing all these pictures of me up where others can see them... anyway Jim's got the real me!

cream said...

Great to include the cat in your Personal History, Caro!
Karen and I started to do collages of all our photos. We've got about five 32"x24" frames scattered around the house full of photos of family, friends, etc...
Sorry for straying from the subject!

Caroline said...

That cat was no stray!!! Tee hee... oh dear I'm in a very silly mood right now...

Deep breath...

Perhaps you'd consider posting some of these collages?
Would be fun to see!

Wandering Coyote said...

This is a nice piece - I like how the ocean and beach are prominent, and I know it's not by accident.

One of my New Year's intentions is to do some crafty stuff, and I thought I'd start with a collage. I'll have to start collecting magazines now!

Rosemary McCracken said...

Yay! Now I can leave comments! I really like this - welcome to SPT!

Caroline said...

Wandering Coyote - collage is a great place to start - lots of people chuck out magazines so you could ask them to chuck them your way!

Crafty McGee! Rosemary glad you are now comment-enabled! And thanks for the welcome to SPT.

Anonymous said...

I can seeeeeee yoooooouuuuuu ... };-}

Caroline said...

Well they are all pictures of me... as I selected them I wondered if they were how anyone else would see me...

Anonymous said...

I think we see ourselves differently because we carry our history and where we stand here and now. It isn't a bad thing.

Caroline said...

Yes and one's personal history is so large its hard not to get lost in it when trying to express it...

johnnynorms said...

Good to see the face(s) behind the blog. Does this mean self-portraiting every week? You've got a digi camera, Photoshop (?), and a bag of ideas, so you could have a great adventure with this!

Nan said...

Wonderful to see so many dimensions of you, Caroline. I'd like to try something like this, and I think I know how to do the layering of one image on top of another, but I don't know how you did the face superimposed over the beach with the beach showing through (that's my favorite picture of you in the collage, too). Is that something you did in Painter? Then, do you save it as a jpeg? I do lots of creative stuff in Print Shop that I have no idea how to post.

cream said...

Caro, great idea! Check them Collages out!

Caroline said...

johnnynorms - the theme for SPT is set for the month and whether I manage more than one a month depends on other things... I have Painter IX, not photoshop, which I got very cheaply on ebay...

Nan - the image over the beach was taken a few days ago whilst playing around with my new camera - it can do time lapse so I set it up and took lots - that way I thought a few might come out with my eyes open - but the focus was a bit soft and the exposures rather long too... I'd been playing with some settings and forgotten to set them back to auto!

In painter IX you can set images to be transparent and I did fade the beach shot too.

Cream - thanks - your collages are great!

Magpie K said...

This is really good - braver and more imaginative than my first attempt! Thanks for your comment on my blog, my first from a stranger! x

kat said...

i think the collage is great caroline. i love all the different pics and the funky borders around them.

Caroline said...

Thanks Katharine - you've jumped into doing SPTs straight away and I needed to be pushed!

Kat - thanks - and right now I'm playing with sissors and glue... though I may also add in some digital effects to... collage seems to have re-emerged for me again.

steve said...

Great idea and composition. Glad you joined SPT recently too.I'm still not too sure how it works (wish it was set up like illo friday).