31 Paintings in 31 Days – Day 8

Art, Pastel

This little girl is a shiny¬†STAR¬†in my heart. I met her when she was almost three. She is smart, sassy and FUN. We played and played until she wore me out. She’s a great thinker and once stood outside our house on a rock with Mickey Mouse’s magician hat on and prayed to see a deer. When she was done, lo and behold if there weren’t two deer right down the street. Magic.

I captured joy in the photo, figuring one day to paint it. I painted her, walked away and when I came back, I had tears in my eyes. Her joy was palpable that day. I will always love her.

The word today is star. This is on Sabretooth. This is my favorite paper. It takes a lot of abuse. This paper had another painting on it. I sprayed it with Alcohol and made a wash out of the previous painting. The color of the paper was a light grey.





Inktober 2018 – Day 8

Art, Illustration, Ink, sketching

Star is the prompt today. I had just gotten these sunglasses and they made me feel shiny.

Aren’t we supposed to be the star in our life? Being small and dulling yourself down doesn’t serve anyone. You are meant to shine!

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