October 22, 2011. I hesitate to post these attempts at self-portraits, but maybe it will encourage someone out there to see the struggle and try it him/herself. It really is a struggle, because you're not working from a photo, you're looking at yourself in the mirror, and when you do that, you see so much more than just the reflection. I wouldn't call these failures. They both taught me something in the process, and for that I'm thankful. The one on the left was a 25-minute endeavor, and the one on the right was partially done without a mirror at all. Neither one is really me, but they both capture a little bit of me in a different way.