It all started with this darling picture of my daughter.
You see, she was afraid of snow skiing because she had a really bad experience when she was young. But this year (she turns 30) it seems as if she will let nothing stop her from conquering her goals. That look on her face says it all.
Well, my new art journal was calling my name and so was the delightful smile in this photograph.
I was pleased with this sketch. I wasn't going for an exact likeness, but I was going for the spirit of the photograph. And I feel like I captured that.
So then I wanted to make a painting. Now that was my mountain to conquer.
And frankly, I'm a little discouraged after the effort but pleased at the learning curve I attempted today. I felt this one needed to be an acrylic painting and I still don't know what I'm doing although I have several books and have been teaching myself for awhile. It needs more work but I'm tired and not sure anymore about what to do.
I put it out there even though it didn't turn out as planned in hopes that someone who knows better than I can give me suggestions.
I couldn't help but add the words.
And play with the original in flickr.
I wanted to honor my daughter's courage.
And I found some of my own in the process.