Making Our Faces As We Go Along

“Self-Portrait at the Age of Fifty-Six” by Anna Bacherini Piattoli (1776) @ By Her Hand

I want to grow old without facelifts… I want to have the courage to be loyal to the face I’ve made. Sometimes I think it would be easier to avoid old age, to die young, but then you’d never complete your life, would you? You’d never wholly know you.

Marilyn Monroe

As I grow older, I am (predictably, I expect) more and more drawn to images of older women, often in the background, or supporting along the side, of the featured twenty-something.

But they don’t hold a candle to self-portraits, by the fabulous female painters themselves.

It kinda makes me want to burn all my mascara and wear purple.

Shot on Pixel 6 Pro.

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