“Dear diary” haha Stream of consciousness blurb - the importance of self image as self expression and its always shifting much needed relationship/balance with the unimportance of how others perceive you have both been perverted by selfie culture. Expression is essential and in the form of a self portrait no matter the medium or how simple, you can hopefully capture something within yourself during that time which you can examine retrospectively. Introspection is essential, and it is not always a close your eyes and meditate process. For most people, including self professed artists, all of their work is of course an expression of themselves… but despite some famous quotes to the contrary not all of their work is a self portrait… Sometimes to truly step outside yourself you have to gaze at your own image without the familiarity of a mirror. Furthermore, as you do develop a deeper understanding of yourself you alone are the one able to capture that seemingly intangible knowledge and let it loose for viewers of any and all kinds. There’s a freedom in letting that go, and being certain that you no longer own that moment. It is now being interpreted by and filtered through the minds of friends and strangers alike. Anywho… maybe I’ll post more self portraits into the ether.