Thursday, 17 December 2020

AJJ ~ The meaning of .. creative confidence

 Hello creative friends 

don't be startled it's only me with my brave face on.. 


I really didn't intend sharing this today, the image came months 
before it's title. Never afraid to play and experiment with art 
prepared to make mistakes and be able to adapt along the way, 
I understand fully that it's how we artists learn and grow... 

BUT when it comes to self portraiture it's so much 
easier for me to share any face but my own..


Unfinished ready and waiting to be redesigned into a much 
bigger art journal vision here I am with the greatest things I've 
ever created my three children as silhouettes in the background. 

*I'll run and hide now 😊*

Brave creative Hugs 
Tracey xx

Sharing with 
and happy to be able to link up with 

17 comments:

Valerie-Jael said...

Wonderful art, and love your mention of your 3 kids! Stay safe, hugs, Valerie

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Oh Tracey. I love your self portrait and your three children in the background. You have created the perfect portrait and I love the mask you have made for yourself. It is great. Thanks for this inspiring entry using your theme at Art Journal Journey, too.

Elkes Lebensglück said...

That is wonderfull your self portrait. Just don't be so humble, it's painted so fabulously, great Tracy!!!!
happy christmas time , hugs Elke

nwilliams6 said...

Wow- this is totally amazing!!!! I love the idea of self portrait - I may have to try it (50,000 times until I would show it of course). My kids are my greatest thing I ever made too - such a lovely thought! Love this!!!! You are so talented and you amaze me all the time. Hugz

craftytrog said...

Your self-portrait is fantastic Tracey, and I love how you included your three children.
Hugs,
Alison xx

Betty said...

It's a lovely self portrait, something hard to do (I didn't take part!) interesting that you have your children included as, of course, they are part of who you are, I love it - in fact I think of all the contributions this week if there was a prize for the one I like most it would be yours :)

DVArtist said...

No running and hiding for you. Your art is always so beautiful and inspiring. Having your kids in the background is so lovely. Your art is fantastic and I love it. Have a great day today.

Redanne said...

Tracey, in my humble opinion you have nothing at all to worry about, your self portrait is stunning and having your three children in the background is such a lovely touch. Your attention to detail is always so impressive and you already know how much I love your work, what more can I say - you are amazing!

Big hugs, Anne xxx

Laurie said...

Such beautiful work, the hair is amazing, so rich and multi layered, beautiful!

My name is Erika. said...

I have a hard time selling myself. Not that I don't like my art, but it is so easy to think what I do isn't as good as most others. Why is this so hard for so many of us? I love your page, and I notice so many cool details like the tones of your hair. And I love how you drew your children too. Nice mask. This is fabulous Tracey and a great post for AJJ. Hope it was a great Thursday and you have a nice FRiday too. Hugs-Erika

Christine said...

Beautiful self portrait, including the kids!

Let's Art Journal said...

Wow, what a beautiful page! I love your gorgeous self- portrait with your long flowing hair and mesmerising eyes, it's so amazing 😀. It's such a meaningful page too with the three silhouettes representing your children in the background - perfect! Thanks for sharing and wishing you a happy Friday and weekend! Hugs, Jo x

Andrea @ From The Sol said...

Don't hide ... you have so much to be happy about and to share with us. You are beautiful and the love of a mother shows clearly on your face, even when hidden behind a mask. You are beautiful and your picture captures it all ... come out and stay with us ...

Andrea @ From the Sol

NatureFootstep said...

a lovely portrait :)

Wishing you a Merry Christmas :)

Mac Mable said...

Stay put and no running....x Thank you or sharing your marvellous creativity Tracey and what a wonderful self portrait. Those eyes are mesmerising and what a thoughtful and personal idea to pop your three 'greatest ever creations' into the journal x

Sue said...

I think it's amazing Tracey, there's so much detail in the hair and eyes, you are SO talented! Take care and have a very happy week, Sue xx

Rain said...

Hi Tracey! :) I love your post today, love that piece! But the hair, I'm totally blown away with how you did it, it's so beautiful! :)