This class is being given by Lani Gerity. I always find her art and words to be very encouraging. This is part of the instruction for our assignment: "This lesson “You Are Beautiful” is about elevating the business of life to a sacred or mythic plane. Give some thought to “in whose light you do what you do”. The idea is to see the larger context, to see ourselves as a part of a whole that is much greater than our own little corner or our own minds. Folks who work with 12 step programs talk about a higher power. Jungians talk about the collective unconscious. But what ever your spiritual inclination (or non-inclination), the idea is to turn outward now, in this exercise, looking outside of yourself for solace and comfort. . . So my question here is, is the light outside of us, inside of us, or both? How does it make the self-portrait look? Is it beautiful? I believe so. I believe we are beautiful!"
If you would like to visit Lani's website, the link is: http://lanipuppetmaker.blogspot.com/