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, February 13, 2010

Friday, February 12, 2010

Thursday, February 11, 2010

35/365 Black & White & Red All Over

This was done with a black and red sharpie. Not sure that I like all of the shading, it's hard to shade with a marker. I had a good time doing this one. I will definitely play with some color combinations again. I feel that the subject (me) is a little hard to see but over all I am pleased with the piece.


Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Tuesday, February 9, 2010


With my hair pulled back it looks like I have short hair.


Monday, February 8, 2010

Sunday, February 7, 2010


I think that this one looks a lot like me. Of course, that is the point, but this one captured me a lot better then most of the others. Most importantly, I'm learning. I think with almost every piece I have discovered an effect or detail that I like, or don't. Either way I'm still learning and therefor growing as an artist.