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Face-off #4


Her first attempt at a self-portrait she finished quickly; she’d always been able to draw with a kind of certainty few of us can muster or match. Not one to dwell on things, particularly her mistakes, she quickly discarded attempt #1. She hadn't ‘got’ herself she thought. Her eyes were too stern and her chin was lopsided.

She had told herself right at the start to expect a failure or two early on as she tried to master techniques largely new to her. So nothing daunted, and certainly without referring to her first attempt, she laid down outline #2.

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    shaun 3 months ago

    Your lady has a self-confidence I envy. I discarded many early attempts to capture my likeness. 'They're ugly!' I cried. 'No! You're ugly.' Julie laughed. 'They're fine.'

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    Neville Hunt 3 months ago

    Lol! (Sure it’s not true though!) 🤣

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