Perseverance

        This morning, I felt like dancing! I made a few moves in front of the mirror, and in my hallway. It just felt good… I felt free! I also drew for a little while… very little though… I very quickly become discouraged when I can’t make it look that way I […]

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What pains us makes us grow…

Is photographing and drawing myself narcissistic? Self-Absorbed? Vain? Or could it become a simple, accessible way to heal from self-rejection? For me it is definitely the second statement. I do it because I have always judged and criticized myself harshly, and drawing self-portraits is the best process I’ve found to really change my self-perspective. Usually, when I look in a […]

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Self-Acceptance

This picture is of me, which makes it more challenging to let go of the criticisms my mind propagates as I draw. But with a deep breath and an open heart, I see one thing clearly:   I see the mind trying to accept – working so hard to mentally accept what the body has […]

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DRAWING the IMAGE of MY BODY

I never chose to have to live with painfully negative body image, low self-esteem and food difficulties that verge on an eating disorder. It was never a conscious decision; it was a reaction to some deeper, invisible wound that I cannot name. Whatever that wound is, it has yet to be healed by any amount […]

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