And so they finally sit down together for dinner. Her parents know that at the end of winter she would go back to her cabin in the forest. Of course they hope that she would someday return to make her permanent home in the city, to live closer to them. But deep down in their hearts they know she is doing important work out there, and that she is happy.
And this is the little girl in the forest, working hard, with the animals around her.
the sketch and the finished version of a print I did last year for a charity art auction.
Happy to say that the first of this five limited edition print went to an 11 year old girl, as her birthday present… most rewarding moment in my career yet..
Found an old board, one side covered with formica (I think)—I used to rest my butchers’ paper on it and doodled. Dad made it for me. The other side is untreated plywood surface. I grabbed my oil pastels and did this quickly: