It’s been a really long time with hard work!

I wanted to learn how to paint portraits, and my teacher suggested I started out with a person I have at hand all the time – myself!

So first I drew in coal, then in pencil and finally I had picket up the courage to make the portrait in oil! Along the way I found out how much my self-hatred meant to the way I perceive, and with that also how I treat myself. Takes a lot of positive to cover all that negative.

Now … I feel better with myself!

self portrait

Funny how it’s been like a trip to the cleaners! And I’ve even added a lot of how I now see the world around me too – symbols and all. It’s been great. Another step on a steep long winding road.