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©.

Brilliant Stars
Be Free. Live Truth.
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New Moon ~ June 2017


Brilliant Star 2: My self-portrait is what I sense I am. It is a mixture of what I feel and what is most important to me.

The purple-blue background is my attempt at recreating the colour of the Chicory flower. It is my mom’s favourite flower and I wanted to include it because she is pretty much the most important person to me, and I love her a lot.

The white flowers are Queen Anne’s Lace and they are also very special to me. The little blue flowers on “my” cheek are Forget-Me-Nots: they as well hold much meaning to me.

My green hair in the painting really represents my love and connection to nature. Even now, I still get butterflies in my stomach when I walk in the forest. If there is one place I really belong: it is in nature.

The crown of clouds around my head represents how much I daydream: I literally have my head in the clouds.

Lastly, the headphones are for listening to the music I love. Like daydreaming, I use it to block out the real world.

All good things possible always…

Self-Portrait Gallery