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.

Friday, April 30, 2010


4B Graphite Pencil. 15 minute sketchling. Me resting my head on my arm. By the way, all of my self portraits are for sale. Only $119,000 each. :)


104/365 Come Together

This is a revisit of sketchling 40/365. This sketchling flows a lot better then the original. The two faces feel more connected, more a part of each other as opposed to a reflection. I like this one a lot more then its' earlier counterpart.


Thursday, April 29, 2010


I took Myrna's advice and played with this one a little more. I actually like this one a little better now. Thank you for your advice.

I absolutely hate this one, but I am not going to throw any away, so... here is number 103/365





I have been gone from my work for a while. I am refocused and will be creating and posting as often as possible.