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 many circles overlap. They’re a queer, multi-racial/lingual artist, activist & academic passionate about using common or discarded objects, stories, zines, and performance in public spaces to make accessible art. Their research examines how we practice “hope” and meaning through space, architecture and the environment. They’re currently a PhD Candidate in the Department of Performance Studies at UC Berkeley. After graduating from Swarthmore College in 2012, where they were involved in queer Asian activism and making art, they received the Watson Fellowship to travel the world in search of queer artists and activists and made 8 zines highlighting what they learned under their publishing house Queer Scribe Productions. From 2014-2015 she lived in Ecuador and traveled by bicycle from Ecuador to Colombia cataloging traditional textiles, music and food. After returning, they built and lived in a mobile tiny house for a year (until selling it in May 2016).


  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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