After viewing self-portraits on this web site, I wanted to try it out for myself. But instead of piecing it, I used thread painting. Iused hot fix crystals and blush on the face. Then I crazy quilted around it, and added a few of my favorite things: beads, shells, and butterflies. For a first try I think it turned out pretty good. On the next one, I think I will try making it out of fabric.