Week #1 of December 2014: Daily self-portrait challenge

Two months have come and gone so quickly here in Quito that I decided to mark my days more concretely with a daily self-portrait series challenge! Here’s the result of the first six days. You can follow the challenge on instagram (@heymiyuki) or twitter (@miyukibaker) And if you have any suggestions for mediums to try using, please let me know! I think I’m going to try using collage, stencil, and food 🙂 25 more days to go!DAY 1DAY 2DAY 3DAY 4DAY 5DAY 6


About Miyuki Baker

Miyuki is a resident of the place where circles overlap. As a queer, nomadic, multi-racial/lingual female mixed-media artist activist and healer, she uses common or discarded objects, personal anecdotes, public spaces and performance to make accessible art that brings non-mainstream identities and ideas into maximum visibility. After graduating from Swarthmore College in 2012, she traveled for 14 months as a Watson Fellow to fifteen countries documenting the intersections of art and activism in queer/trans communities in blog posts and self-published magazines while making performance art. The eight magazines Miyuki created on this trip (queerscribe.com) and their strong media following exemplify her illustration/graphic design, storytelling and people skills. Her work has been featured in several magazines such as Hyphen, Broken Pencil and Knik, blogs and radio shows, well-known for their interactive and eye-catching mixed media approach to activism that utilizes both online media and on-site performance and workshops. This fall she will begin the PhD program at UC Berkeley in Performance Studies. You can follow her travels at heymiyuki.wordpress.com and email her at heymiyuki@gmail.com


  1. I love these! What a challenge. It’s going to be really interesting to see how your self-portraits evolve as you do more of them. I’ve always wanted to try one in makeup 🙂 (Using makeup to draw with, I mean, not putting it on myself.)

    • Hey! Thanks a bunch 🙂 I’ve already noticed a change from doing them every day.
      Get ready for the ones I’ve been doing this week hehe
      Oohhh makeup eh? I don’t wear makeup myself but the person I’m staying with at the moment does so I’m going to ask if I can use some of her cheap stuff if she has any. Thanks for the great idea!


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