Hey guys ;] I've never been active on this forum but I've been lurking for a long time. Today I started making this digital self portrait in the style of my favorite artist, Alphonse Mucha. It started in Photoshop and moved into Illustrator because I figured it would look nicer that way. ANYWAY, I'm no Illustrator pro. I use it every once in a while when I feel I need vectors.

What I need is some help regarding paths. Is there a way to remove part of a path? Specifically, those circles that encroach into my head. It's not a tragic problem. I can always use arcs I suppose. But circles make it so much simpler. Any thoughts?