Hello World

My name is Shamus Collins. My wife came across a blog entitled "Creative Journey" by an artist named Myrna Wacknov. There is a link on that blog to another blog Myrna has created entitled "Drawn to the Mirror" and this is my point of interest. Myrna has set forth to create 365 days of self portraits that began on Jan. 1st. Well I am starting a little after the first of the year but I am going to make the same goal for myself. This sounds like a fun and inspirational way to force creativity. Let the fun begin.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

15/365 Last Day Of Red Me

That concludes a full week of red faced me's. I may go back to the red marker again some day. I think that there is a lot of variations that would be fun to play with. For now though, I am putting the red marker down.


Friday, January 22, 2010

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Monday, January 18, 2010

10/365 A Week In Red

I liked last nights quick red portrait so I have decided to do a week in red.


Sunday, January 17, 2010

9/365 Two Today

This is a 1 min. sketchling done with a standard red Marks-A-Lot. Just to feel a little better about today's work.


8/365 Mirroring Myrna

This piece is a reflection of Myrna Wacknov's portrait 365/16 ( should be 365/17)posted on January 16, 2010. I used a sharpened wood stick dipped in ink just like Myrna. I have never used these materials to sketch with before. I am not pleased with the portrait itself, I am however pleased with myself for trying something new. It was a lot tougher than I thought it would be.

As an artist you are never done learning. There is always a lesson in every piece. There is always a technique that you haven't mastered. Today was a learning experience just as I hope that the rest of this project will prove to be.