Autoportrait Day 208~ Joni Mitchell

A random survey of self-portraits created by women through the centuries

Singer, songwriter, and visual artist Joni Mitchell (born 1943)

1. Self portrait, 1969 / Gouache / Cover for Clouds, 1969, Reprise Records

2. Self portrait, c.1971 / Watercolor / Handbound book, original edition of 100 copies
Printed as Morning Glory On The Vine: Early Songs and Drawings, in 2019

3. Self portrait, 1981 / Limited edition offset lithograph print
Image from cover art for Wild Things Run Fast, 1982, Geffen Records

4. Both Sides 1, 1999 / Oil on canvas / Front cover of Both Sides Now, 2000, Reprise

5. Both Sides 2, 1999 / Oil on canvas / Back cover of Both Sides Now, 2000, Reprise

6. Self portrait, 2004 / Oil on canvas / Cover for Dreamland, 2004, Rhino

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Born May 18~ Isabel Villaseñor

Isabel ‘Chabela’ Villaseñor (May 18, 1909-March 13, 1953) was a noted post-revolutionary Mexican sculptor, printmaker, painter, poet, and songwriter.
Biography on Wikipedia:

Untitled (Woman resting her chin on her hand) by Isabel Villaseñor
ND / Woodcut on transparent paper / Image: 11″x8-1/4″ / Los Angeles County Museum of Art, LA, CA

Beyond Frida: 10 Mexican Female Artists You Should Know:

Further reading:

July 1~ Willie Dixon & James Cotton


Willie Dixon was born July 1, 1915, in Vicksburg, MS.
Illustration: William Stout / Legends of the Blues








James Cotton was born July 1, 1935, in Tunica, MS.
Illustration: Jack Coughlin / A Brush with the Blues: 26 Portraits





Willie Dixon and James Cotton with Muddy Waters, Sunnyland Slim, Otis Spann, Sonny Terry, Brownie McGhee, and Mable Hillery in 1966 at the Canadian CBC Television studio, recording a portion of a CBC “Festival” series: