I've always found drawing or painting a self-portrait to be monstrously difficult. I can look at other people's faces calmly and somewhat objectively, but I turn into a slithering pile of self-doubt when I contemplate my own.
I think this drawing is passable, plus has a nice searching-in-the-dark quality- a grasping at understanding who I am now, at this middle-aged state of being a 55 year old woman.
As just about every woman past the age of 40 must think, it's awfully difficult to get older and begin to feel relatively invisible. I hope to try many other self-portraits as a way to prove to myself that I'm not invisible at all.