Sunshine sketches

“An artist is someone who makes art.” —David Charles Hamilton

This sketch of my profile picture was prepared by artboy68, a.k.a. Scott Hamilton.

A few months ago he took on the task of creating 100 portraits of people’s profile pictures in 20 weeks. I am number 71, so there are 70 other examples of his sketches available to see at http://artboy68project.wordpress.com/And check out his painting Torso in 2 Colours. Simply stunning.

 I signed up to receive his posts by email, and I am always intrigued to see the people who come into my Inbox from him. Each person has something on their site that makes me say, “Huh. That’s interesting.”

artboy68 attracts intriguing people.

I get a lot of comments on my profile picture. Traditionalists think I should have a regular “head shot.” A straight-on, by-the-book portrait. People with trust issues think I should have a picture without sunglasses. “I don’t trust people if I can’t see their eyes,” they say.

But I’m not changing my picture for traditionalists with trust issues. First, I just love the picture, and I think it says everything you need to know about me. My husband took the photo. I am looking over my shoulder, smiling and happy. That the picture is taken by someone I love just comes through. And I’m sitting in a baseball diamond in the sunshine holding my dog.

This photo says, “I am loved, I love sports, I love sunshine, and I love dogs.” What else would you need to know?

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About Arlene Somerton Smith

Writer, laughing thinker, miner of inspirational insights, sports fan, and community volunteer

Posted on January 20, 2012, in Art, writing and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 6 Comments.

  1. It’s a beautiful drawing. Glad you haven’t caved. :)

  2. I absolutely love the photo and it’s a perfect profile picture for you!

  3. Thanks Arlene, cheers!

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