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
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?
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 […]Read More What pains us makes us grow…
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 […]Read More Self-Acceptance