This is my first ever self-portrait.  For my last painting in my Empowerment collection, a friend told me I should do a self-portrait. I had never entertained the idea, but what she said to me, changed my mind. She told me that I am a very strong woman, and who else would be a better representative of that, than myself?

Now, I don't plan on having such a full on portrait such as this one, but I wanted to try my hand at it to see if I could do it. I will do more of a profile of myself, and incorporate it in the style of the collection. 

Very excited to see what I come up with! ♥

The quote I chose is from an anonymous writer. If you know who it is, please let me know and I will add the credit.

"Sometimes the strength within you, is not a big fiery flame for all to see, it's just a tiny spark that whispers softly 'You got this. Keep going.'"