CW: body image
To this day, I still don't know how to properly love my body. I'm getting there, but there's a little voice that says "y si tan solo fueras más flaca" (and if only you were skinnier) every once in a while. The idea of thin-ness has distorted my relationship with foods, exercise, and fashion to where I often catch myself choosing options that don't appeal to my heart only because I don't look at certain way. There's a slight tangy feeling in my mouth when I get ready in the mornings, like I'm not supposed to enjoy my taste in fashion, like I should not delight in my own reflection. Somehow, I've convinced myself that others' opinions of my image matter, regardless of how cruel they are. That's not acceptable anymore.
"flaca" is a way to purge these thoughts out of my head. It's working, so far. I am beautiful.
Original artwork done in ballpoint and marker on paper, digitally modified.
Artist/Illustrator from Panama City, Panama.
My art is centered around themes of femininity, religion and spirituality, self-image, and nature. Each artwork is an expression of my experiences, as well as a reflection of my thoughts, ideas, and emotions.
I also love experimenting with different mediums, so often I'll mix ink, graphite, color pencil, watercolor, markers, among other materials. The opportunities are endless.
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