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Portraits of Self-Love

A six-week journey back to your radiant, true self.

We will collaborate in unveiling what hides behind all the imposed or chosen masks that you wear to survive in a conformist environment.

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There is no journey more difficult and of more importance than the journey to our true selves.

To do that we have to be able to see ourselves without fear, shame, or prejudice.

When we look at ourselves in the mirror we are usually looking through someone else’s lens.

Often, we believe that it is vain to look in the mirror.

But what we miss is that it is an opportunity for:

RECOGNITION

And 

ACCEPTANCE

It is an opportunity to

LOVE

It is an opportunity to recognize we are mirrors for what we desire.

In learning to see ourselves with loving eyes, we also learn to see others with loving eyes.

You will find the courage and compassion to

reveal yourself authentically without 
FEAR
BLAME
Or
SHAME.
Through, easy, non-perfection focused, fun visual exercises, and mindful practices,

YOU will reset your vision of yourself

from a perceived, often negative, inherited, imposed, critical, IMAGE, to one that is yours, real, powerful, creative, complete, self-generated and fully owned. YOU!

Examples from Previous Students 

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"What I can say about this course, is that it brought me back to the root of my artistic expression- efficiently! What can I say?..  it just felt like I was in the hands of a VERY experienced educator. The instructions were simple and clear and EFFECTIVE.

Ana’s direction and encouragement got me closer to my physicality through self portrait, it brought me closer to who I am as a WOMAN. Going through this course, I became aware that I was maturing. Ana midwifed me through a life transition I didn’t even know I was going through.  She is a natural."

Sara Jean

How it works

With love from you

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FIRST, You will learn easy, self-loving, mindful practices to get you in the right mindset to see yourself with clear, compassionate eyes.

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SECOND, You will explore the different perspectives in which you perceive yourself.

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THIRD, You will gently, lovingly, reveal to yourself your true  RADIANT, POWERFUL, Self-AUTHOREYEZED BEAUTIFUL YOU.

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BY the end of this course, you will not only find your true face, but you will also have learned the art of portraiture and have a series of portraits in different styles that you can keep or gift someone who loves you.
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Questions

When you look in the mirror who do you see?


How do you think others see you?


Have you ever noticed that when you see someone in the mirror, they look different from how you see them face to face?


How do you want to see yourself?


How do you want to be seen?

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Discover the YOU behind the masks you’ve been taught to wear and step forward into your true self.

Sign up now to find out if this course is for you.

When you sign up I will contact you so we can talk.

Signing up will help you avoid disappointment as there are limited spaces on this course due to its creative nature.

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Course Overview

WEEK 1

Create a personal practice of self-love.

  • Mirror eye gazing

  • Affirmations

  • Journaling

  • Meditation

  • Self-care

 

Introduction to materials and Interviewing.

Practice curiosity. 

  • Object interview

  • Body part interview

 

Materials: Visual Journal, pencil, color pencils.

WEEK 2

  • Meditation

  • Visualization 

  • Sharing of interviews

 

First Self-Portrait: How do you see yourself?

How to draw a face.

  • Faces are structured all the same. 

  • Symmetry

  • Variation creates interest

Materials: Visual Journal, chalk pastel.

WEEK 3

  • Meditation

  • Sharing of self-portraits and discussion

  • Looking through other eyes.

  • How do you think others see you?

Second Self-Portrait

Materials: Chalk pastel

WEEK 4

  • Meditation

  • Visualization

  • Accountability on Practices.

  • Share portraits and discussion

Who are you?

  • Gather your genius

  • Journaling journey through our archetypes.

  • Building your house

 

Collage Self-portrait – The many sides of you. Many perspectives.

Materials: thick paper or board, scissors, glue, magazines

WEEK 5

  • Meditation

  • Accountability

  • Sharing and discussion

A sense of humor is essential.

  • Caricature

  • Honesty and self-compassion

 

Focus Self-Portrait

Materials: Illustration board, markers

WEEK 6

  • Meditation

  • Accountability

  • Sharing and discussion

  • Avatar

  • Visualization

  • Symbolism and power

Final Self-Portrait as Icon

Materials: a box, paints, objects, glue, favorite colors, gold and silver paint, anything that feels right.

BONUS MEETING

  • Meditation

  • Sharing and discussion

  • Celebration

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