Author Archives: Antoinette

About Antoinette

Martignoni has drawn more than 1000 Inner Portraits since 1993. The portraits are in an illustrative style in which people and shapes are easily recognizable with a sub-text of hidden symbols and images. As a self-help technique that incorporates art with personal development, Martignoni developed a process of “reading” the portrait to uncover a story about the subject of the portrait. Making the emotional, spiritual or psychological connection with people is the keystone of the Inner Portrait process.

We Can Meet Each Other

May this image –  invite your heart to open to meeting yourself and others with the utmost tenderness. With love, Mom/Mimi/Toni/Antoinette

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Simplicity

The longer I am here, in this body, on this earth – the more past and future fall away – leaving me astonished at the beauty of being right here, right now. Again and again. Love fills each space. Again and again. … Continue reading

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Delight

Again, I seem to be noticing simple delights more often than not. Such a wonderful story of my life – to be 98 and welcoming a sense of good luck and a lovely decrease in impatience! Today’s haiku is a playful way of welcoming … Continue reading

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Eternal

The road – a symbol of continuing on; faith in the forces of love and courage to hold us sway. All the way home. Together. Love always, Mom/Mimi/Toni/Antoinette

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Bridging Borders

Thinking about lighthouses in the storms. How we find our way back home to our common humanity by following the light. With love always, Mom/Mimi/Toni/Antoinette

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Dawn Still Comes

Yes!  Each day – I wake in wonder. Another day!  Subtle variations, which I look for and savor. This is the gift that I un-warp each morning. Gratitude seems to be my theme these days. 

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Simple Things

Some days the simplicity and gift of gratitude wakes me up to the bounty of my life. always with love, Mom/Mimi/Toni/Antoinette  

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And So It Goes

Small joys of living. Waking and being able to place one’s feet on the floor. My feet remember all the steps they’ve ever taken. always with love, Mom/Mimi/Toni/Antoinette  

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Possibility

Each morning.  New. Possibility. Always…. always with love, Mom/Mimi/Toni/Antoinette

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Memory

I’m learning. Still learning. Always learning. Haiku practice is now my place of resting in – what is. I keep repeating – 5-7-5  – and trusting the rhythm will become my heartbeat. always with love, Mom/Mimi/Toni/Antoinette

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