Where to start?

And suddenly, here I am on the net with a website and real art to display. Where did THAT come from?

I was surfing the net in October and through the magic of Google, stumbled across an ad for a contest. A contest about body image and in support of recovery from eating disorders. And the rest, as they say, is history!

The International Association for Eating Disorder Professionals (IAEDP) hosts an annual conference and recently added an art contest entitled “Imagine Me Beyond What You Can See”. In its third year, the contest requires participants to use a mannequin to “promote healthy awareness and acceptance of body images”.

An idea started to form and was loosely based on a piece of art I made last year in an art therapy session. I knew I needed three things:  a mannequin, a flesh-coloured body suit and an extra-large zipper. A trip to Montreal secured the mannequin and some on-line purchases furnished the rest.

Her name is “Billie“.

Billie at the Beginning

There’s lots more to the story of Jen & Billie…stay tuned!