Here’s another post about my 100-day self portrait project. I’ve completed the 100 days, so this post includes self portraits 81 through 100. You can find the first 80 in these posts:
You can also find them all on my Instagram stories.
On the 82nd day of this series, I learned that my son had died unexpectedly. You can see that I stopped captioning or describing each photo. And I was working ahead a few days, so those first few drawings after I learned this tragic news seem ‘normal.’ But on day 86, I turned into grief mode. These were mainly created with oil stick and china markers, and I drew and colored with an urgent intensity. I’m still drawing this way. I think it’s one way to work through my grief. The final piece, a watercolor, is one that’s been in progress for awhile.
I’ll write more about what I learned from this 100-day practice in a future blog post.