So - here it is! The assignment was:
Art Journal Spread: basics on a front-facing portrait & several background techniques.
The figure is a (very) stylised version of myself - (who is apparently much younger and more willowy, LOL!) and the text is a message to her, resulting from the healing assignment, which I will keep private.
I did all of this from scratch! I think the last time I did a portrait of any kind was in high school art class, of my friend Jackie. That was a life-time ago, yet I can visualise it any time I try, even though I have no idea what happened to the original. I have always been drawn to works of this kind and felt a wish to try my hand.
I figure the second half of life is a great time to do all the things you spent the first half saying you would really like to do one day!