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Friday, April 16, 2010

Self Portrait Mixed Media Collage 2010

I've never done a self portrait of myself before but because I'm going to be teaching a workshop on self portrait mixed media collage, I felt it was important to have something inspiring to share with my students.

In doing this it gave me the opportunity to see beyond my outer layers, digging deep into the stuff I love about myself and the stuff I'm not so crazy about. It forced me look deep inside of who I am helping me seperate my dreams from the dreams of others.

I find as I get older I become more forgiving and compassionate with myself.  In saying that I am now able to see beyond my flaws and my outside appearance and explore my humanity at a deeper level.

Life has a way seasoning us like a wonderfully full bodied fine wine, we get better with age.

1 comment:

Elizabeth said...

I love your Self Portrait- very brave!! I have never done one either. I do so agree with your wise words about forgiving ourselves for our percieved flaws and looking deeper!! Great post and lovely to meet you!