I am finishing up an online class given by Pam Carriker on the Creative Workshops ning. It was an absorbing and very challenging adventure in creating a unique portrait inspired by one's own life and some of one's own facial features. This is my "final" result. It's not really me, of course, but I incorporated the general concepts of dark eyes, straight eyebrows, round face, and short hair. And the words and symbols that surround the face are important to me. The class was great-- I learned so much about using different art mediums, and loved seeing the work posted by other classmates.