for the past year or so, i've had the pleasure of writing nonsense for illustration friday. it's great to have an artistic forum where i can admire my heroes and brag about my friends. the internet is a vortex though. i know i'm not the only one who gets sucked in. so, as a challenge and a sort of practical joke, i posed this question to the blog. "ahh!" one reader responded, "you're reading my mind!!!"

the self-portrait was originally drawn for the moly x portrait exchange, a spin-off of the the portrait party. melissa w. organized the project through which fifteen international artists will trade portraits and self-portraits in a series of traveling sketchbooks. this was the introduction to my book. it seemed to terrorize my drawing partners.

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