Several months ago, in the middle of the night, I discovered my blog was visited by artboy68. I might not usually remember being visited by an individual, but around here, I mostly get artgirls. So word that a male was on the premises piqued my interest.
I did what any respectable blogger with a curious nature would do, I stalked him. It didn’t take long to figure out artboy68 was Scott Hamilton, a blogger and artist from British Colombia. A quick search found that Hamilton is working on a project which has him creating 100 portraits in 20 weeks.
I spent a few weeks following his nearly daily posts of the portraits he has worked on. What an endeavor! I discovered that his subjects seemed to be complete strangers that he chose from the internet, often from visitors and commenters on his blog or Twitter.
I loved catching glimpses of the lives of other bloggers in his tiny portraits. What of each person would his artist’s eye decide to capture? How might his hand work to bring new life to the image he chose to represent?
Last week, all access to technology in my home pretty much shut down. My laptop crashed and my backup laptop didn’t want to help out. Then my phone mysteriously stopped showing my Google Reader subscriptions. I was cut off.
I enjoyed the time away, but longed for the old tech routine I had established. So first chance I go, I hopped back on the merry-go-round. That’s when I discovered that artboy68 had made me his 44th portrait. I giggled for nearly 15 minutes. What a gift!
Head over to the 100 Faces Project and say, “Hi” to my face. You’ll notice it is smiling with delight and glowing with gratitude. Thanks, artboy68…. hope you enjoy my little gift to you as much as I enjoyed yours to me.
For an UPDATE on my portrait, check out the Special Delivery from ArtBoy68.