Self Love 365, Year 3.

So, I’m back.

I began another SelfLove365 project in January, although it took me a few days to figure out what I wanted to do. The first year, I drew something I liked about myself, in a 1″ x 1″ square, every day. The second year (last year), I wrote about self love, using the previous year’s square for inspiration. As last year’s project drew to completion, I knew that I wanted to continue with my daily practice, but I couldn’t think of something that felt right. At first, I wanted to do a gratitude project of some kind, during which I would make a painting for a person in my life… daily? Weekly? It didn’t feel right to switch my SelfLove365 project to a weekly thing, but I also couldn’t imagine getting one painting finished per day, at least, not at this point in my life.

My friend Mandy and I had been discussing getting matching skull tattoos together, and she wanted me to draw it. I decided to practice drawing skulls, and after doing a little bit of journaling around the image, I knew my next project had begun. The whole point of SelfLove365, as the name implies, is to practice a little bit of self love on a daily basis. For me, that means a daily creative act. So, this year, I chose daily drawing and journaling. Initially I kept with the anatomical theme, and then eventually started including live body parts (as opposed to cadaverous) and faces. Then, I had a friend ask me to draw him, and enjoyed it enough to continue with the portrait theme. So… because I have waited so long to blog about my new project, I have many images to share with you! I hope you enjoy SelfLove365 so far!

10 thoughts on “Self Love 365, Year 3.

  1. scrapitch

    this is an amazing blog post!!! The photos in my mail came one by one and I was surprised by every following picture! Not only so beautifully done but the perspectives are so original! and the colours around them making them stand out. I admit that I didn’t read every letter of it because I strain my eyes sometimes too much, but what I read is so open and your writing surprises me every time; there are feelings I recognize and understand my own better now I have read yours. I’m happy you didn’t stick to skulls because you have great skills to draw faces! I’m following!

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    1. belknits Post author

      Thank you Anja! I’m glad you were able to relate to some of my writing. ❤ Glad to know you will keep reading! 🙂 I plan to post more often now.

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  2. Laura (PA Pict)

    I love your new project! What a superb idea. Each of your pages is wonderful too. I really love the way you balance out the monochrome drawings and black text with the vibrant colours.

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  3. ephemeral gecko

    Having seen the images roll out over social media it’s such a treat to see them all in one big juicy hit! Even more than ever, I can see these as an awe inspiring book…

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