Big Mother’s Day

I’ve posted a simpler version of this photograph somewhere online (facebook?) before a few years back, yet I felt it was appropriate to re-work it here for Earth Day. I started this portrait by painting my own face with brilliant face paints. That didn’t work really well, but I went with it anyway, and photographed myself in all of the stages of putting on the makeup and taking it off. It ws quite a session. Next, I had a lot of painting work to do in Photoshop to make it really work as a cohesive image, and add things like clouds. Today, I layered with textures and added the heartfelt words. It is a good day to honor the planet that sustains us.