I just finished this drawing tonight and I have lately been thinking of Frida Kahlo, and her quote, “They thought I was a Surrealist, but I wasn’t. I never painted dreams. I painted my own reality.” Her absolute brilliance is unique and true to her soul and vision. It takes a lot of guts to go there. I hope to achieve this same level of bravery in my work. This portrait is how I’ve been feeling in a time of transition, loss, and a working towards self-empowerment.