Bursting The Bubble

I have been trying for 4 days now to write this next post. The words are not lining up in a way that would make any sense to you the reader. After much thought, I decided to share a project I’ve been working on. A friend of mine, Mandy challenged a bunch of us earlier this month to do a self portrait. Here is a picture of what I came up with. (It’s been slightly modified by an app I have on my phone to give it more depth and texture, which I couldn’t quite capture with the elements I had to work with.)

It’s a canvas that I decoupaged with various items, including yarn, glass beads, words, paint, fabric, and ink. It’s a mish mash basically, but a fair representation of where I am in life right now.

I also created a “wordle” based on the words I used through out the “self portrait”.

I’m not sure where this is going yet. It’s a new chapter in the journey of life. But this is me. More to come…



  1. Very nice, Michelle — very creative – and what a great idea. Tell me more about “a bunch of us”? Is this an art group, reading group or a group of friends? Do you all personally know each other – or are they like “contacts”? Is there a special place that you meet to show and discuss or are they posted to a certain group or twitter page? I love the idea and think it would be great and fun to do with a group of my friends too! Thanks for sharing!!!

  2. Thanks Teri. The bunch of us are actually readers of her blog. Mandy is someone I have met in real life though. She’s a worship leader in south Georgia, who is also incredibly creative and comes up with some great questions and challenges in her blog posts. Most of the people participating I’ve never actually met though. It’s amazing the community that can be built even in the online blogosphere.

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