In the process of this work it gave me a new appreciation of my figure. My tummy and breasts are no longer as flat and perky as they used to be. I found that studying and drawing the shape and form they made was magical and unique. They made wonderful subjects. I made a wonderful subject. In many ways this was therapeutic for me and I would recommend anyone struggling with their image to do a self-portrait. This was really a great practice for me to understand and be content with my body and the way it is changing in my age.