the story behind the photo and unseen fabric portrait

I talked in a recent post about making a fabric  self portrait that I forgot to photograph before I sent it away. But I  did save the photo that when photoshopped inspired the two toned fabric one.  In some respects the photo  is better for it has clearer eyes, and doesn't look quite so grim... so I leave  you with the photo and your imagination about how the fabric one looked

... on a green silk backing with,the face done in beige linen, the hair which ended up rather curly because it was torn cheesecloth and  the glasses were embroidered, like the real thing in red.

torn pages portrait-1.jpg