Resistance is the key word for today. Lots of judgement and resistance. I drew the same picture twice. This one is called Anorexic girl…. trapped. This is not my favorite picture, but I can’t help but notice this picture really shows the emotion behind the image. Her shoulders are tensed up around her ears… all […]Read More Anorexic girl… trapped
This post about body image was inspired by my discovery of a crazy musician who has his own special way of making people’s lives just a little bit better… Marc Vella is a travelling pianist, whose mission in life for the past 25 years, has been to travel around the world with a baby grand piano, park it in […]Read More with loving eyes
What amazes me is observing the way I perceive this picture. There are so many layers, but above all, I see a fragile young girl, she is so childlike – I can just imagine her bedroom filled with stuffed animals… I didn’t draw the entire image – there was also a picture of a larger […]Read More Skinny girl looking in the mirror
Straightness and light, these are the things that stand out for me in this image of her. Three hours and God knows how much paper I’ve gone through – and still I see the imperfections in my rendition of her image. The mind is relentless. I am in awe of the light on her body. […]Read More Yoga girl
How many apples? How much tea? How many calories can I not eat? How many laxatives will I take? How much will I allow this needy, greedy hunger? (This child of pain and anguish) I can stifle her cries with my lies about how much I eat and when If I am forced […]Read More How thin is thin enough?
Drawing this girl taught me about judgment, because I never reached the point at which I was satisfied with my work on her image. I came to that realization after several hours of drawing her and trying to capture her hands and legs in this pose that I know so well. I was going to […]Read More Anorexic girl