self portrait tuesday

september's challenge is contrast

when i joined the self portrait group, i had to muster up the courage to step into the light when staying back in the dark had been feeling so comfortable. taking the risk to show myself to others through my art, has made me painfully aware of how i have wasted a lot of time limiting myself by my inner struggles with contrasts ... the contrasts between temptation and discouragement.... between allure and dissuasion

i know it's all up to me, and i'm learning how to breathe through it. sometimes i'm hyperventilating, but at least i'm breathing.