Self-portrait

I read an online article some time ago, one of those about self-discovery, become a better person kind of thing, there was a list of about 20 things to do to discover yourself.  I remember this sentence well – let go of the need to be loved by all.

I can’t remember anything else, just this sentence stuck with me.  And ever since that day I have told myself this a few times.  Just like I don’t love or like everyone out there, I guess it is quite a natural and normal thing that I won’t be liked or loved by everyone I meet or interact with.

So just let go of the need to be loved by all! Period.

Great now that I’ve told myself that…let me talk about my painting.  I finished this one some time ago and never posted it because I just thought it was not good enough. It’s all wrong and she does not look like me.  Enter me saying – whatever possibly rolling my eyes!! 

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This was a huge step forward for me, to paint a self-portrait. It was a good learning too, both in art and internally for myself and my insecurities. It’s time to just share it.

I’m so glad I painted it, I’m also surprised I finished it.

Collection of quotes I love, old blog posts of mine about my boys and some bible verses, and things the boys say

Collection of quotes I love, old blog posts of mine about my boys and some bible verses, and things the boys say

Putting some detail down, my drawing

Putting some detail down, my drawing

This is a science you know, making sure the drawing is correct the lines where your lip ends and middle of the eye…checking all the time that the proportions and distances are right

This is a science you know, making sure the drawing is correct the lines where your lip ends and middle of the eye…checking all the time that the proportions and distances are right

Completed self portrait

Completed self-portrait

This was the first, probably not the last time, I don’t know…..although I am not 100% happy with the result, I am 100% happy I did this. I learned so much through this process, the painting is signed so technically it is finished, but it does not mean I can’t try to fix the things I’m unhappy about. For now it will have to do ♥

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