Self portrait at 35

What happened in history on June 25th? See here. We can now, unfortunately, add the deaths of Farah Fawcett and Michael Jackson to this list.

About pam

I am retired from real 9 to 5 jobs. I do my artwork and occasionally write poetry. In September 2010, I moved to Fargo, ND after spending 60 years in Phoenix, Arizona. Now, five years later, July 2015, I'm back in Arizona. And yes, I love the heat!
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44 Responses to Remembering

  1. Dacotah says:

    Happy Birthday Pam. :hat:Great portrait. :up:

  2. L2D2 says:

    Really like that portrait Pam. Music too sad.

  3. thetomster says:

    :hat: HAPPY BIRTHDAY !!! :hat: wishing all the best for you

  4. Dacotah says:

    You are welcome Pam. πŸ™‚

  5. derWandersmann says:

    Yes. The portrait is excellent.Oh.Happy Birthday!

  6. PainterWoman says:

    Thanks Carol, Dirk and Linda.Yeah, those two by Evanesance are sad but she is such a good and powerful singer and I love the videos. I added two more videos.

  7. claudeb says:

    Oh wow. Excellent work there. :yikes: :yes:

  8. gdare says:

    Happy Birthday Pam πŸ™‚

  9. PainterWoman says:

    derWandersmann, Darko and Claude: Thank you. :happy:

  10. ricewood says:

    Happy birthday. Great, great self portrait!

  11. BabyJay99 says:

    Happy Belated Birthday Pam again πŸ™‚

  12. Dudley says:

    Happy Birthday Pam.

  13. Unasia says:

    Happy Birthday Pam :hat: :hat: πŸ˜€

  14. PainterWoman says:

    Allan, Leazz, Graham, Clance and Andy thank you. Sorry the cake melted from all the candles. What was left looked like pudding so I ate it with a spoon. πŸ˜€

  15. Dacotah says:


  16. gdare says:

    πŸ˜† πŸ˜†

  17. BabyJay99 says:


  18. derWandersmann says:

    Luckily, I'm a diabetic, so I don't run the risk of being blinded by the glare of all those candles.

  19. edwardpiercy says:

    It seems you picked out all sorts of BD presents for yourself!Here's one from me. It's a commercial but I love it. Especially the man showing his little girl how turtles swim.You still look just like yourself. :up: :D(St. Jansday is forbidden? ….Uh oh. :p )

  20. studio41 says:

    You are very gifted, Pam. I like the self-portrait a lot.

  21. PainterWoman says:

    Thanks Ed. I love that commercial. It's one of the few I sit and watch. Wonderfully done on their part. Thank you Jill.dW: I'm not sure if I'd feel lucky being a diabetic….. but I don't have sweets often. In fact, there was no cake at all. But every once in a while I drive five miles to this little place that has the best chocolate cake ever. I just might do that today after brunch with family.

  22. derWandersmann says:

    I occasionally blow it out, too … I just have to make sure there is some whiskey around. It helps burn up the extra sugar.

  23. wickedlizard says:

    Happy Birthday Pam!!!!:D:cheers:

  24. I_ArtMan says:

    happy birthday to you pam :wizard: :hat: i am stunned by the portrait. i do the same thing drawing myself, too too serious.reminds me of a trick question… "are you happy?" "yes", "then tell it to your face." πŸ˜€ no, really, it's a good drawing.

  25. Suntana says:

    WwwwwWOW! :eyes: Yyy … YOU drew that, Pam? I mean, sure, I know you're an ArTEEST πŸ˜€ … but, Man! That is GOOD! YOU are GOOD – Amazing! :yes: :headbang: It is so realistic, so like your Pics that I've seen, that I immediately knew who it was before I even read that it was a self portrait.Oh, and Happy Birthday again. It's not belated since I did catch you over at Peppermint's Blog. I had dropped by here shortly after I heard about it over there, but didn't see any signs of it here. I wasn't sure if you wanted it brought up here. So, I left it alone.

  26. Zulia says:

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY PAM!Wow that is a good painting! The eyes are so intense and got that 'dont mess with me look'Coool:-DSomething dark and funny bout Cancer horoscope Its my sign too

  27. L2D2 says:

    My best friend in the real world is a Cancer, and he fits all the traits in that link. πŸ˜€

  28. edwardpiercy says:

    My dog is a Cancer. Her birthday is coming up July 10.

  29. L2D2 says:

    πŸ˜† I tried to find my dark side but guess I couldn't do it without paying.

  30. nopanic says:

    Late again. Happy birthday Pam. Great Self portrait!

  31. thesamanyolu says:

    Happy Birthday Pam. Sorry I'm late. :worried: :up: :sing: :sing: :sing: :jester: :jester: :jester: :wine: :wine: :drunk: :drunk: :wizard: :wizard: :hat: :hat: :yes: :yes: :yes:

  32. Zulia says:

    @L2D2 ehehe the site is pretty weird with the links, here is the full list really! She is having the same birthday with me! Hahaha can I have her?

  33. PainterWoman says:

    Slipping in for a few minutes, then the pc goes off again. dW: I ended up have a small chocalate brownie w/ pecans.Issy: Thank you!Scott: Thanks! I know! That's the thing with self portraits. What artist has a smile on their face when they are concentrating? πŸ˜† At least I wasn't gritting my teeth. Carlos: Thanks! I didn't want to put up a happy birthday to ME post. πŸ˜† Zulia: Thanks!. Ooooh, thanks for the link. Will have to check it out more in depth when I'm on here more than five minutes. In fact, I'm past my time slot anyway. I better pick it up a bit….type faster. :yikes: Nic and Nevin: No need to be sorry! Thank you. I'm late lots of times. I'm outta here now. Am past my five minutes. Off goes the pc. Will tell you all sometime what I'm working so hard on that keeps me from the pc. It's good in more ways than one though. I'm not sitting so much.

  34. nopanic says:

    :happy: Thanks Pam

  35. CultureSurfer says:

    Beautiful self-portrait. :up:

  36. PainterWoman says:

    Thanks Naomi. Wish I still looked like that!

  37. Shaunak says:

    Wow. That is an awesome self-portrait.Amazing! :up: :up:MJ was one of my favourite artists too. My top five MJ songs are: We are the World, Black or White, Thriller, Remember the Time and Childhood (Theme from "Free Willy 2").

  38. PainterWoman says:

    Thank you very much Shaunak and thanks for visiting.MJ was the ultimate performer.

  39. pfelelep says:

    beautiful portrait and happy b-day (a bit late) indeed :up:is it charcoal drawing?

  40. PainterWoman says:

    Thank you Pfelelep. Actually, it is done in graphite. The original is 8 1/2 inches x 11 inches so it was small enough to fit in my scanner. When I scanned it in, it did not show up well. Doing a 'quick fix' darkened it and now it looks like charcoal. Try as I might, I could not get the right 'fix' in between so that it was a bit darker but still looked like pencil.

  41. pfelelep says:

    thanks for the explainations. :)it sure looks great. Reminds me some Michelangelo's drawing

  42. PainterWoman says:

    Ah dW, never thought of that. However, I'm not even sure if I have that. I have Corel X….I think. I tend to putz around with it, not really knowing what I'm doing. I try to always save the original scanned one, then make several experiments trying to get what I want but usually end up deleting them. There is much I've never used. Working with a program is where I wouldn't mind having someone standing behind me saying: do this, now that, click here, etc.

  43. derWandersmann says:

    Should have set it for B&W line art, Pam.

  44. PainterWoman says:

    Thanks. As assignments when I was going to school, we had to do 'master drawings', literally copy them, ten each semester. Quite a few of my studies were of Michelangelo's work. I probably have 40 or 50 of these small copies. They are all 8 1/2 x 11 and I'll periodically scan them and do a post about them. Doing these copies, I think, taught me more than one or two of the teachers at the colleges.

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