I love travel pictures. Throughout this project, I've been so fortunate to make self-portraits on various vacations in St. Louis and Minneapolis/Wisconsin and even in Mexico. It's always been a lot of fun, even though the quality of the image hasn't been the best at the time since I never have access to a scanner (taking a photograph never does the image justice!).
Today's self-portrait is a little unique, however. This is the first of my self-portraits made in a moving vehicle on my way to a destination. (Rest assured, I wasn't driving!) The shape of the drawing is that of the mirror on the back side of the sun visor, and the loose line work is the result of, well, the movement of the vehicle on the highway somewhere in western Illinois.
While it's certainly not my best drawing, it will always hold a lot of significance to me. Perhaps it was the semi-uniqueness of the drawing. Or maybe it's because we were on our way to see The Avett Brothers in what proved to be an amazing show in an incredible venue in Chicago. Or perhaps it was because I had my wonderful lady by my side handling the driving duties.
I think it's most likely all of the above...
#345 September 30, 2011, Ebony pencil
Sounds: Son Volt, Trace