Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Today was a good day! I finished the oil portrait of my granddaughter, Krystal.
The photograph I painted from was taken when she was around 4 or 5 years old. She will be 21 years old on February 16th!
I also painted my friend Michele's cat, Maya, to give to her as a gift. Michele lives in Beynes, France and we have been corresponding for nearly 22 years, finding each other on an international pen pal sign-up sheet. We have been sisters ever since that time. I visited Michele during the Desert Storm... air fare was very reasonable at that time. I enjoyed France for 10 days and she was the most gracious and hospitable hostess. I also have been enjoying mail art swaps, receiving "cat" atc's, and recently facilitating the "bird" atc swap on 14 Secrets. It was great fun and I loved looking at all of the fantastic art work on the atc's. If you have never tried it, I highly recommend trying it at least once.