Twenty-five has been the year of doing things that scare me. It was semi-unintentional, but since my birthday I've been pushing myself to go further and further out of my comfort zone. And that included nude modelling for live-drawing at an event.
I am lucky to know the amazing Tori Swanson, a talented and brave artist. Last Saturday she put the call out looking for a female model to bare it all for a semi-private event and I found myself volunteering immediately. Before I truly processed what it all meant, true, but I was excited. I'm thrilled that I went through with it.
The event was hosted by lululemon athletica Oakridge in honour of lululemon's focus on appreciation this month. Thus, #AppreciationNation was born. Tori's part looked at appreciation of self, and it gave me great insight into appreciating the body I have.
That night I dropped a blanket and was fortunate enough to be sketched several times by Tori, then even by some event attendees tried their hand at it! Check out the two sketches I brought home with me - I can't wait to get them framed!
Last nights event was 👌🏽 .thanks to @lululemon @lululemonyvr for hosting a sick event with @elrizzy @chloescountertop @jessrobson . A lot of appreciation was shared for our environment, bodies, words, and to my two brave nude models- you guys inspire me everyday🙏🏼❤️️. #appreciationnation #lululemon #yvr #yvrevents #art #yvrartist #artist #drawing #illustrator #vancity #vancouver