The Chrysalis + Instinct Amulet Art Project: Self-Portrait is a based on the premise that our IDENTITY serves as our best protection: It helps us to stay in the LIGHT: A true WARRIOR advances toward POSITIVE results and DEFENDS the GOOD in his/her LIFE.

The Self-Portrait Art is based on three guiding goals: Self-Realization * Self-Value * Self-Respect * With an end goal: Self-Worth* Thirteen grade 9 students signed up and attended after school, in a classroom with lots of natural light, offered by the Principal. I brought the art supplies: the young artists created the ART. Truly EDUCATIONAL for everyone involved, in this Community Service based project.

Each Self-Portrait work BEGINS the: A Brilliant Star We Are *Self-Portrait* Art Gallery©.

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New Moon ~ April 2018

Spirit Animal: I Await A Guardian

Brilliant Star 12: I painted the background of my portrait a sunset theme, which represents the calm and joyful side of me. Now, the spirit animal is where it gets really interesting. I chose the patrons charm from Harry Potter (a little spirit animal imagination, for my self-portrait art). And the animal that is my patronus is a stoat. Stoats are weasels that can become viscious if need be.

So, in keeping with the magic of Harry Potter, I will cast a protection spell by saying: “expecto patronum” while thinking of my happiest memory. Also, expecto patronum is a direct translation from Latin to English: I await a guardian (seriously, look it up on Google translate).

Expecto Patronum is a spell used to repel a dangerous creature that can suck at your happiness, until you are left with only the darkest thoughts.

So the sunset colours are my happiness, and the stoat is my protector against the dementors (this is the name of the dark creatures). He is the guardian of my happiness.

All good things possible always…

Self-Portrait Gallery