Friday, December 18, 2009

Portrait of the Artist as an Old Man

The basic idea for this blog has been floating around in my head in various forms for a couple of years; a years worth of self-portraiture and memoir. At one point I was thinking of calling it 365 and doing a self-portrait a day for a year. I actually started drawing the self-portraits and I think I completed 30 or 40 before I realized it was a crazy undertaking.
Currently, I am envisioning posting a drawing, painting, or photograph of myself once a week and writing an entry that reflects on the portrait and on the process of aging. 2010 is the year I turn 65, the year I officially become an old man.
Without being rigid, I plan to start January 1, 2010 and end December 31, 2010. So, consider this post an introduction and sometime after the new year, look for the first of the weekly posts.


  1. Brilliant concept! Looking forward to the read and the visuals!

  2. I'm with you all the way mi amor! Looking forward to 2010 and the aging that will come with it.