When this lesson from Jeanne Oliver was released I was not ready to face it, so I put it on hold for a few weeks. Anything that had to do with looking at myself and/or my emotions was just too hard. When the time came to start it was a challenge but one I knew I just had to do.
We started by taking a photo of ourselves then sketching it with charcoal and white gesso. From there we photographed the sketch, printed it, cut it out, and used gel medium to transfer the image onto a blank page. I added torn up pieces of wrapping paper and adhered to the page for the clothing. We painted around the image with white gesso followed by paint and etching patterns with a skewer (I sponged gold paint to mine to give it an oriental feel).
It was then time to paint the face over the existing image and make any final changes - I added the flower embellishment and text to complete mine.