#dailygratitude - Looking Within
“Title : “Through the Looking Glass - Self Portrait”- Oil Pastel on Paper - 24” x 18”
Who are you
Inside this mirrored frame?
Are you this woman?
What is your name?
Have I forgotten to look within
At the beauty I’ve been given?
Where are the blessings?
Are they hidden?
Still the mind.
Relax the body.
To self be kind.
Another self portrait began as a classroom assignment during a life drawing class in 2006. A little makeup mirror was held up in front of me while I painted the woman in the mirror. These were hard years. My older daughters were becoming young, independent women, while my youngest (with Autism), still remained a child in a teen’s body. Hormones were at the forefront, and the home was chaotic. I was exhausted. The only way to balance my heart was to immerse myself in my Art. Finding a class at a local community college helped me both mentally and physically. In this piece,my 3 daughters are portrayed in the background. My husband’s portrait is placed behind them as he watches on and supports our family. I finished this piece 6 years later, after placing my youngest in a crisis home. Four years after living in different group homes, she returned to live with us again.
These are the days of our life.
After all, it’s a beautiful life.
These next few weeks I will be featuring portraits and poetry from my newest exhibition,
“Memoirs of the heart”. Highlighting family I focus on the essence of emotion, and the connection that binds us all ... the human heart.
Available for viewing during library hours.
Through March 28, 2020
Portrait workshop: Sat. 2/8/20 2-4pm
Closing reception: Sat. 3/21/20 2-4pm
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