Thoughts on Life Drawing 2: body positivity

👶🏻👩🏻🧒 WELL DEARS, WITH THESE WONDERFUL SKETCHES, CATHERINE HAD THIS GREAT THOUGHT: “LIFE DRAWING SHOULD BE PART OF OUR CHILDREN’S EDUCATION”.

Cat Among the Pigeons Press

One of the aspects I love most about life drawing is the variety of the human form, and in trying to depict its shape, movement, colour and texture, you find your way to the true beauty of you, me, us.

Cecelia March 2021 © Catherine Cronin

All cultures; and changing fashions over time, promote ideas of ‘what beauty is’, and no matter how insightful or resilient many of us think we are, we have a perception of ourselves held up in comparison, often negative, to that ideal ‘beauty’. I know that for much of my life I have wished that aspects of my physical self were just a bit different, and worried over it, and I still do it. As I age, I look back and think I was mad to not value certain aspects of myself in my youth – what had I been anxious for? Even so, the…

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  1. Deb

    Those paintings are so beautiful. So much power in just a few pictures!! Loving ourselves irrespective of our body shape and no matter how much the world taunts us is ultimate satisfaction.
    You cannot please everyone and be an eye candy for everybody, just love yourself the way you are. I love love love the first painting, it is gorgeous!!
    We have an article that hints at a similar topic. Do give it a look.
    #MyWordsKraft

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