Tuesday, June 20, 2006
Self Portrait Challenge
To be honest, I wasn't going to do a self-portrait today. Things continue to be stressful -- we bought a house on Friday (!!), but there are complications and Ruby isn't feeling quite herself today. So, there's not much creative will left in me. But, I found myself sitting at my iMac (it's arrived -- I don't have to fight with my dad for his PC) and thought I'd try my hand at a little pop PhotoShop.
Aaron used to use a little image of his face on his promotional material for his music and I always wanted to use that image (we call it "The Head") to make the Poster Boy bag from SNB Nation. Aaron begged me not to do it (he's shy) and I never really had the time, but I'm still kind of planning it in the back of my head. So, in honour of that photo, I did a similar stamped image of myself, taken shortly before we moved from Toronto. Hey, if you want to make my face into a tote bag, I don't mind at all!
On a completely unrelated note, everyone in Boothy land is suffering from tummy aches -- for some reason we've been eating cake constantly. I've never been to so many family celebrations in my life: since we've arrived I've gone to Aaron's dad's birthday party, my Grandma Ruby's birthday, a family dinner with Aaron's dad's cousins, Aaron's birthday, my cousin Samantha's wedding and a birthday party for my cousin's daughter (which was held at a petting farm -- Ruby loved it). This week I have a wedding shower to attend. So much cake! To make matters worse, Ruby's refusing to eat anything but dill pickles. Yeesh.