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Becoming My Art?

My Mom is here in NYC visiting me because today is my birthday.  Yesterday we were sitting in my living room and she said, "You know, I think you're starting to look like that painting."

About a year ago I was snowed in in Colorado.  I was there for the photo shoot for my book, Carve Stamp Play.  My friend Ronda kindly took me in, and while hanging out with her I created this face with my beloved Neocolor IIs:

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It has been happily displayed in my living room for the past year.  I walk past it every day and never really think about it.  Until now.

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What do you think?  My Mom says she sees it in the jaw, the nose, the lips, the eyebrows, the hairdo, and even the cheekbones.  It's particularly odd because a year ago I looked so very different -- even my hair was different.  So I couldn't have been painting myself, could I?  Was I painting my future self through some weird psychic connection or is this just a crazy coincidence? 

They say that all artists tend to paint themselves.  Maybe?

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