Drawing 123 ~ was not supposed to be public; drawn while eating late last night (even though I promised myself not to eat at night) and after eating chocolate cake at my in-laws(even though I promised myself not to eat cake)
“IF MY YOUNGER SELF COULD SEE ME NOW” blared through my brain while reviewing the photographs from my gradeschool friend’s 60th birthday party … so I drew myself to GET REAL.
Get real with the double chin, rolls of fat and unworked muscles..
Get real with my family history of heart attacks and diabetes.
Then I packed that away and tried finding the perfect image to draw for my blog- Jo and Terry playing guitar? Dad looking out over the water? The tree I photographed?
So NO..this is the drawing I drew...and this is the body I have now and now I am authentically choosing to post it and to deal with myself in a loving and powerful way.
Note; See below for some of the follow-on conversations that came about after
” The face – you did not draw your beautiful face and it made me think that that is how you saw yourself! …you didn’t draw your beautiful eyes – youthful skin – that beautiful smile of yours – the hair that we all envied and many still envy for it’s health, thickness and shine. You don’t even look like a Hartel in that picture….. that’s one item…”