art-creativity, Human Nature

Self-Portrait of the Artist in Her Studio

How is your week going? Good, I hope.

So have you figured out what to do with your life? I’m still working on it. And I’m still working on a format for animations, which I’m not very good at. I started one as an intro to a video of me in my studio and it turned into a self-portrait, which I have never done before.



Lots of artists have done self-portraits. I always thought it was because they were broke (a common affliction of artists) and couldn’t afford a model. Most of them are more…artistic than mine, more moody and…deeply significant.










Van Gogh with bandaged ear

Van Gogh with bandaged ear

Mine is rather…loony, but then so am I. (I actually did write “Make a to-do list” on my To Do list once.) The paintings on the wall are some of the many I have stacked up all over the room. Every now and then I go through them and throw some in the trash. That’s the extent of my house cleaning.









Full disclosure: My hair is even messier in real life. I have made a truce with my hair: You don’t bother me and I won’t bother you.




About Je' Czaja aka Granny Savage

Je' is a writer, artist, and stand up philosopher. She founded and directed two non-profit organizations for disadvantaged children and their families, served as a missionary for three years and is the author of several books. Amazon Author page:


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