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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fat girl

Fat Girl; A True Story is the title of one of the most important books I’ve ever read, a memoir by writer Judith Moore. I think what struck me the most was her honesty and her daring to truly be herself in delivering her story of a heartbreakingly difficult childhood and a not so easy life […]

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with loving eyes

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 […]

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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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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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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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