Ok, so the short version of the story is that I’m supposed to create a graphic representation of the people I interact with on a regular basis. The suggestion by the course leaders is to actually go around taking people’s pictures. Right. I’m going to carry my digital SLR around with me all the time. NOT.

But I got a new phone in which the camera actually works. So I snapped a picture of one of my coworkers, mostly to prove to myself that the camera in the phone really does work. (I have yet to try getting the picture out of the camera, so the jury is still out.) Anyway, the other coworker in the area at the time indicated she most certainly did not want me to take her picture (something about a bad hair day or not wearing the right clothes… or something). No problem. I’m not heavily invested in taking pictures of everyone I know anyway.

“Hey,” she said, “you’re an artist. Why don’t you just draw a picture of me?”

“You understand that I can’t draw and all my work is abstract, don’t you?”

“Uh oh.”


So this is what I came up with for my coworker’s portrait. Circles because she’s fun and goofy… bright colors because she’s so darn cheerful. I may remember to bring the original to work tomorrow to show her. I’ll be sure to let you know what she thinks!


Robin © Kelly Naylor 2008