Inspired by my lack of time between being a new mother and my hankering to return to some of my fine arts studies, I felt compelled to break out my tackle box of charcoal, pencils, and pastels and discipline myself with timed self-portrait studies, some of which my partner so graciously described as looking “kinda” like me.

Olivia Newton John’s bad-ass record sleeve with her peeking out from a quintessential red bandanna with smoky eye shadow gave me reason to implement a constant accessory of a scarf in each study.