Anorexic girl… trapped

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 […]

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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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Vulnerable Girl

This picture was difficult for me to draw.  I drew it many times and I will probably draw it again.  As I drew this girl, all I could see was the way her eyes and face desperately asked for acceptance.  I could see her painful vulnerability and I wanted to just hug her, as if […]

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Drawing movement brings me Light

I’ve been hibernating for months now., I haven’t fed my blog,  written, danced, or even moved much (as in exercise)… but I’m still alive and I still need to draw dancing bodies, and also to dance myself. This need started gnawing at me again, waking me up and pulling me out of my lethargy. Unconsciously, […]

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Yoga girl

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.  […]

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Anastasia

Anastasia and I were roommates for only a few months, but a close friendship grew from sharing about our food and weight issues. We breached a huge taboo by admitting that we both turned compulsively to food when we felt overwhelmed by the stress in our lives, and that authenticity created an instant bond between […]

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Anorexic girl

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 […]

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