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My Solo Art Exhibition in Baltimore, MD
21st April 2015 - 1 comment
Today I am catching up with new information on my website.

Many of you already know it from my Facebook Page and Twitter account, I am having a Solo Art Exhibition in Baltimore, Maryland at the Sunlight Natural Health, from March 1st until May 31st, 2015.

I am displaying signed and framed photography prints, original paintings and my Artisan Jewelry.

Address:
Sunlight Natural Health
6302 Falls Rd., Suite C.
Baltimore,
MD 21209
Phone: 410-296-4005

Here are some pictures of the exhibition:


Reception area with my original oil painting, my SelfiesBook and information of my art.


Two of my original paintings.


Set of three original textured acrylic paintings.


The hallway featuring my photography prints, paintings and Artisan jewelry.


Close up from the previous image.


My latest original oil paintings, called "Thinking it Over and Over"
I've published my 1st book SelfiesBook.
21st April 2015 - 1 comment
I am happy to announce, I've published my 1st photo book, called:
SelfiesBook and it's available for purchase in my Etsy store.

This is the 1st SELFIES BOOK that ever been published.
Signed photo book, inspirational true life story full with my self-portraits project to promote self-awareness.

I highly recommend this book to anyone who is/have/had experienced domestic violence, or just feel/think is something wrong with themselves or their relationship.
I wrote this book to help understand myself, who I was and who I became under life uncertainties, insecurities, and under pressure....what made me to change my life and go forward....I took many selfies to record the changes of my facial expressions during a four year period in my life, while I tried to "reinvent" and find myself again...

Title: SelfiesBook
Author: Marianna Mills
Self-published
Hardcover full color 52 page, 8" x 8" size.

Failing with one thing, may offer a new opportunity...
21st August 2014 - 0 comments
As I wrote in my title - Failing with one thing, may offer a new opportunity.

That was very true for me in the past, and it's happened again. As you might know, I started a book project in the middle of July, called “SelfisBook” on Indiegogo. Even though I was doing everything possible to make it a success, sadly I failed with the idea. Many people found it very interesting, and some people even joined my project with their selfies, but it wasn't enough to make the book a reality.

So, after a lots of thought, I have decided to turn my project around, and return to the original idea, which was to publish my own selfie book from my personal selfie collection, pictures I took over many years of my personal emotional journey, and how I recorded the changes in myself. I believe it will be an interesting book for others, to see an artist’s self-exploration.

When I was thinking about publishing my own self-portrait book, I was worried about how people would react to it; and I wasn't sure if anyone would find it interesting to see only me in the book. Because I am just a regular person, and not a photo model, and I am not considering myself a pretty person either.
That’s what made me think of a collective selfie book, where people can participate; and I still think that idea was great, but with a lack of publicity I never got to publish it....maybe one day I will return to that project, as I haven't given up on the idea yet!

So, going back to the current updated project:
Over this past weeks, when I was telling/writing people about my idea for the book, and explaining the reasons why I took so many selfies over the past years, I got a lot of interest even from professionals (my therapist too). When I was messaging on Facebook with Bryan Rider a couple of days ago, he was asking my reasons to start the project (as I was asking his help about how to make the collective selfie book to be seen by more people), and his questions made me think about my original reasons for taking selfies. So, after much thought, I have decided to publish my own book.

Some people may find interesting and associate with my experiences; or maybe even can help them, at some level, to better understand themselves.

Here is the updated version of my book project:
My photo book project
31st July 2014 - 0 comments
Hi,

I've started a project on Indiegogo about publishing the 1st book about selfies (self-portraits).

"Nearly every day I hear about selfies and see them in the media. Admittedly, I have also taken photographs of myself over the last three years, recording the changes of my facial expression, and how my changing circumstances made me look different. The recent media attention to selfies -- some saying it's narcissism while others explain it as self-exploration -- caused me to think about the various human motivations of myself and others who practice this new form of self-portrait.

I would like to explore this topic through the creation of a photo book of selfies."

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read more and how to join this great art & self-exploration project, click the image below: