Day 15 of my month-long daily self-portrait series. Marker and colored pencil on Ale’s old school worksheets. Queer pride! Messed up with the numbers…it was the 16th! Oil pastel and marker on brown paper. Based on my outfit this morning where I was wearing a pink (although it came out lavender here) wig! Not my favorite portrait so far but it was too late to turn back 😉Watercolor pencils at Claudia’s house (Claudia made the mandala).Colored pencil and marker on two evaluation sheets from the eye doctor. This one’s a bit more morbid because I was feeling a bit depressed about my right eye for the past few weeks because of an inflammation of the iris in that eye. I had to dilate my pupil every day and put steroid drops in every three hours. The doctor told me today that it’s better now but that my vision has suffered. What was already severe nearsighted -7.25 is now -9.0. Of course I am grateful to be able to see but I had a moment in the doctor’s office today of feeling pity for myself. Ha. Anyways. Here’s the result of that emotion. Of course I’m inspired by Frida who made countless self-portraits about her disabilities.
Was talking to my mom who scolded me for using my eyes so much despite my vision loss and the iritis. So day 19 was a super quick one. Line drawing with marker, glued onto a newspaper photo. Inspired by my very plastery Japanese passport photo and went all out with the Japanese theme. 🌸🌸🌸 Gold, silver, and bronze marker + colored pencil and collaged piece on top of a gradient yellow to orange piece of paper Claudia gave me the other day. Wrote the details in Japanese to fit the theme 😉