Recently, I was the subject of a photo shoot for a well-known Calgary portrait painter. His only request to me was this: "Wear red. Look exotic."
My mind instantly jumps to the celebrity band wagon: I think Penelope Cruz, Salma Hayek and Sofia Vergara. Exotic. Dark hair, dark skin, dark eyes. Smoky eyes. Red lipstick. And the accessory that makes all Latinas look more Latina: Gold hoop earrings. You know when you are working with a talented professional when you have a sneak peek at the photos of yourself and think: "Oh my gosh! It's hard to believe that's really me!" I can't wait to see all the photos and better still, the painting itself.
This blog was created to share my belief that the art-making process is a catalyst for transformation and personal empowerment. I am living proof.