Self Portrait

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Day 29: Self Portrait

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Ffion Pritchard
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Cymraeg

My name is Ffion Pritchard - I'm an artist, filmmaker and facilitator from North Wales! I am interested in how art can benefit society, be it through community-engaged art, art in healthcare or through the cathartic power of storytelling, humour and entertainment. I believe that a creative outlet can make a massive difference in each of our lives, through building community, confidence, improving mood and concentration and developing new skills! I'm very excited to be working as a Creativity Champion with 64 million artists, and am looking forward to working with my local community throughout January and beyond. The January challenge is a wonderful opportunity to create spontaneous work and unlock some creativity at the start of the year! I hope to use my role and the challenge to create new, informal opportunities for people to get together and create.

 

Throughout my studies and career, I have completed a large number of self portraits. Looking back at them, I love seeing how I, and my work, have changed over the years. I often use this activity as an ice breaker, as it's a great way to break barriers and get people talking about their interests. I also love the debate of what can be considered a 'self portrait' and considering more abstract responses! There really is no limit to this one, a self portrait can be a scribble on the table, a piece of poetry, a formation of rocks, if you think it represents you!

 

https://www.instagram.com/ffionartist/?hl=en

 

 

 

Do

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Make a portrait of yourself using a medium that you're drawn to - this could be a drawing, a sculpture, or even a piece of writing or a short film. It can also be realistic (for example, a drawing that looks like you) or totally abstract (something that represents you without looking in any way similar to you). Create something as unique as you are!

Think

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Think about more than your likeness - how can your thoughts, feelings, interests and story be incorporated into the piece?

Share

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This activity is a great ice breaker and a lovely way to get to know people better. Perhaps you could talk to someone in your local community, at a local centre, club or cafe, about building a big wall of self portraits?#TheJanuaryChallenge

 

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