I haven't made a habit of giving titles to these self-portraits. Sure, most of them should just be called "Self-Portrait Number Whatever." On the other hand, some of them have had a pretty clear theme. That is the case with tonight's drawing.
Perhaps a good title for this one would be "The Spoken Word Filter." I think that every person alive has wished for a device of sorts that would allow them to make changes to what they said in certain situations. Maybe they wished to be more gentle and caring toward people close to them. Or perhaps they would choose their words - or the way they were spoken - just a little more carefully so there wasn't a misunderstanding or hurt feelings. And sometimes a person thinks of the exact thing they wish they had said long after the moment has passed.
I think that whenever this project is over with, I'll work on inventing a spoken word filter. I personally think there's a pretty good market for something like that...
#68 December 27, 2010, Charcoal
Sounds: The Avett Brothers, Live, Volume 3