My best worst selfies of 2020

If you follow me on Instagram and Facebook, you would have noticed by now that I suckkk at taking selfies... BUT -- I am a firm believer that we shouldn't take ourselves too seriously. So, I thought it would be fun to share my best worst selfies of 2020 as a kind of introduction to me in the New Year. So...

Nice to e-meet you! My name is Corinne, and I am The Happy Struggling Artist. As the daughter of two biologists, I was brought up with a deep-rooted passion for South African wildlife. Although I always loved drawing as a child, the realisation that I wanted to be a professional artist only dawned on me quite a bit later in life, after years of feeling like I would never find myself and my purpose

In 2015, just before I married my wonderful hubby, I was painting a pack of wild dogs as a gift for our best man. It suddenly hit me — I should be doing more of this!

Not long after we were married, we moved to gorgeous Cape Town. At some stage I had four part-time jobs to keep the ship afloat, while I side-hustled as an artist! These days, I am lucky enough to be a full-time artist. Solopreneurship is a challenging lifestyle, but it’s also very rewarding and I love what I do. If you’ve read this far — thank you, and I hope you enjoy sharing in my happy struggling journey!

Now, back to the collection of my best worst selfies of 2020:

funny cat photobomb selfie

Why do cats always believe that they can fit in/on the most awkward spaces known to man...? 

crazy artist during lockdown selfie fail

I attribute this madness to lockdown... I was working on a photo-realistic meerkat, and I think it all just got a bit too much!

funny cat photo bomb

Kitty strikes again!!! Not a selfie, but definitely not one of my finest moments in photography...

selfie fail while taking product photos

Taking a selfie with my work is so, SO challenging to me... Here  I am posing with a Twin SA Animal Alphabet poster, and I dropped my phone!

selfie fail foot photo

Most of the time, I just give up and take a photo of my feet instead...!

artist selfie fail with lioness painting

Or I make a funny face that makes me look like I'm about to attack my work. Do you think my lioness will fight back?

selfie fail

Alex: "What are you doing?"

Me: "I'm trying to take a *cuss* selfie, and I can't get my *cuss* face in the frame with my *cuss* painting!

Alex: "Let me help y..."

Me: Takes hugely unflattering photo of us both, looking like *cuss* idiots......

bad artist selfie

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it's just my face in the dark with only half my painting... A lot of bad selfies were taken during lockdown, painting my meerkat, "Lookout". Gorgeous reference photo shared with permission by Brian Culver.

artist selfie fails

Nearly had a heart attack when a mousebird dashed out of the hedge just above my head!!!

selfie with sugarbird watercolour painting

At least it's my good half...! Selfie with "Sweets for my Sweet", another super-realistic watercolour piece that kept me busy during lockdown.

selfie with protea illustration

Aaaand this is as good as it got...! Painting the original illustrations for my downloadable wall art collection.

 



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