Thursday, August 12, 2010

Hair-raising self portrait

This morning, whilst in the hairdressers getting my hair coloured, I drew my first self-portrait in... forever. I was stuck under this heat thing, hair in cornrows of colour, I couldn't put my glasses on to read (due to colour & heat), so I squinted and drew myself. I was doing alright until my hairdresser's mother spotted me, asked what I was drawing, exclaimed loudly, her client looked, my hairdresser came over to see, and I went scarlet but not from the heat thing. Sketching where you can be observed is soooooo embarrassing at times, but I persevered once I'd got the embarrassment under control. I think being a member of Urban Sketchers helps as I know I'm not the only one who gets embarrassed and I am encouraged to work through it