Friday, 11 March 2011

self portrait catch up - 52 weeks of me

i had a terrible migraine last night and i'm still feeling a little out of it today so please forgive me if i say anything that doesn't quite make sense.

how has your week been?
i have been fitting in some sketching time so i'll post some over the coming days.

today, i mainly wanted to focus on catching up with my self-portraits.
i had taken them.  i just hadn't uploaded them to my blog so here they are....

i used this pic in my blog banner


i recently bought Corel Paintshop Photo Pro X3 so played a little with the features this morning. a nifty little plug-in called Time Machine ages images so i set this one for 1875. a bit of a contradiction considering i'm sitting at a modern day computer.

i thought a photo of Mikayla would look super cute in the same year

i'll be back tomorrow with, hopefully, a clear head

~ love, light and peace ~


  1. You look pretty as a young girl in that banner.

    Hope your migraine goes away fast.

    Have fun with you new toy.

  2. Mikayla looks so darling. That software sounds great, I may have to invest in that. Great photos of yourself and your banner looks great. I still can figure out how to make a banner like that. Have a great rest of the week. Hope you are feeling better.

  3. I came back to write down the name of the Corel program. Thanks.

  4. So sorry you have been having those horrible headaches. I know when I get them I become pretty useless. Seems you are still getting some things done, tho--and you are looking good, Lady! And Miss Mikayla would look good in any year. ;)

    Rest up and feel better!! :)

  5. Serena, I'm so sorry you've been suffering with a migraine. They're so horribly debilitating. I've only ever had one migraine...and I was ready to end everything, right then and there!

    I really love your self portraits and the Photo effects are so much fun to play with. Your 52 weeks of photo's will be so much fun to put in an album or journal at the end of the year!

    Mikayla is getting so big!`

  6. Hope you are feeling better..what a cutie granddaughter..

  7. No matter the "year", you and Mikayla are so cute!!! Hehehe! She has the cutest little nose and lips!!! Feel better, Serena!!!

  8. Hope you are feeling better Serena. Both my kids suffered from migraines. The 15 year old has grown out of them for the most part but my 12 year old still gets them. In fact, none of his teachers at school yesterday would let him go to the nurse for a headache so by the time a teacher agreed to let him go, his temperature was elevated, the nurse gave him medicine, juice and cookies and let him sleep for 30 minutes. I will definitely be writing yet another email to his teachers that didn't allow him to go as I wrote to them at the beginning of the year and said if he starts with a headache I should be called or he should go to the nurse. I mean, I work in the front office, so am close at hand and always keep medicine with me so I should have been notified. If we catch his headache quick enough and get some medicine in him right away, it won't turn into a full blown migraine. Sending hugs your way! Best wishes, Tammy

  9. Fun photos--And Mikayla is a sweetie!

  10. Hi Serena,

    Hope your migraine goes away quickly! Love the blog banner and the photos! Mikayla is so big! God bless her. :)

  11. Nice pic Serena...i like the one that you have used in the banner the colors and the pov of that shot is fabulous. Your artworks with pen are outstanding ...especially the shell sketches they are amazing...Take care and have a great weekend :)

  12. I love seeing all your self-portraits. You look so young and beautiful in all of them. And little Mikayla definitely takes after you in that department!

  13. Migraine's seem to be going around here too! Feel better soon!

  14. Ohhh Serena...I sure hope your migraine leaves you forever... have you ever checked for sleep apnea... they were saying that most people never equate migraines to a loss of breathing at night or sleep apnea... my doctor said the ones most affected are those who would never know it because they don't snore...or have any other symptoms except migraines and fibromyalgia symptoms... just something to think about... I sure hope your feeling better today.... Love and hugs to you!!!!

  15. Hope your head clears. Always nice to see your self photos. Love the time machine..

  16. really nice photos :) love the blues in your bedroom, very calming

  17. I have Paint Shop Pro 2, didn't know that there was a 3 out there, I wonder if they are pretty much the same.

    Like your photos, they all came out great. And I just adore your blue colored bedspread.

  18. I love the photos Serena! The baby is just gorgeous. Hope all is well at your end.


  19. Great shots of a beautiful lady and a beautiful baby! Please feel better

  20. Oh I hate migraines, I haven't had one for a long time now(touch wood) but they are so debilitating. Hope you are feeling better.
    I love your self portraits and the photo of Mikayla is beautiful.


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