Week #2 of December 2014: Daily self-portrait challenge

This week was more interesting. I’ve noticed a change in the way I render myself and keeping a daily practice has not only kept my creativity flowing, but I also feel like it’s made me more on point. Plus, since I don’t want to repeat myself, I’m finding it easier to push myself to find new ways of creating a self-portrait.  :):) Super fun! 17 more days to go!


Paper cutout with handmade paper by Leonor Jurado.1

Oil Pastel on a photograph print by Leonor Jurado.




Gold and bronze marker plus some masking tape on some handmade paper by Leonor Jurado.


Oil pastel and doilies on newspaper.




Oil pastel on handmade paper by Leonor Jurado.


Colored pencil and marker on plain white paper.




Whiteout on black paper.



Sharpie on an old flour box which I ripped off to glue onto an old drawing I did with a five-year-old I met in Tumbaco. Then I went over it with oil pastel and glued on some doodles I did the other day. I think that going to see Mulinuco waterfalls today subconsciously made me draw water.

Stay tuned for self-portraits for the rest of the month by following me on instragram: @heymiyuki or on twitter: @miyukibaker 



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’m really late catching up with these, but I love this set SO MUCH. Sooooo much!!! They feel like a cohesive collection.

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