Today I went to a lecture on writing essays. I'm not sure if it has helped that much. Its hard to learn just by listening, if you don't know what you are doing, you can't learn until you know what you are doing wrong.
In the seminar, I just sat and listened, because I hadn't read the texts yet, and most people were talking about their essay questions. It was interesting to listen to what other peoples essays were about, but I don't know if it was of any use to me.
I've been thinking about reasons why people make self-portraits -
Capturing a moment
Showing an aspect of themselves
Tricking / deceiving the viewer with a false image
There is always a subject (yourself)
As a way of communicating feelings or emotions.
Just as a way of passing the time creatively.
Tonight I shall try to come up with some more ideas for my self-portrait.