#365LoveNotesToSelf – Part 1

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#365LoveNotesToSelf is a self-portrait project about giving the person in the mirror two self-loving gifts: time and looking deeply, because…

“If you can’t love yourself, how in the HELL you gonna love somebody else?”*

the gift of love

I have been looking at myself for the past 100 days through ink, charcoal, watercolour, aquarelle, sculpture, collage, digital media, and there’s even a drawing made of light and one I drew with my foot. In each, I have captured something of myself and here I am, 100 days of quirky and fun, awkward or elegant, goofy and gorgeous, serious to happy-go-lucky.

Looking back over these 100 self-portraits and the quotes that go with them, each serves as a daily entry in what has turned out to be a personal journal of sorts, and the image my self-portrait presents all depends on that day of my journey.

The first 100 days – 14 February to 24 May 2017

All images Kelise Franclemont, ‘365 Loves Notes to Self’ series, 2017, various media.

*Above quote courtesy fabulous drag superstar, RuPaul.

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