I forgot to post my W.I.P. update on Friday from my studio block earlier that morning. This is the far right corner and only 1/3 of the total composition. I haven’t worked this large (full sheet 22×30 inches) since college. So far, I am really feeling the energy from the family and the story behind this painting. I am getting ‘lost’ in this piece and cannot believe I get to do this as a profession. I feel completely blessed!
When I was a little girl, I used to want a pet skunk. I loved skunks so much, I used to draw pictures of them, I wrote a book when I was in 3rd grade called “Little Sybil Skunk” and slept with my stuffed animal skunk each night. I used to collect all things skunk and cried when I saw them dead on the side of the road. I like to think of these nocturnal stinkers as “kitties with a kick”. They know how to protect themselves, they are spunky little creatures and they can hold their own when necessary. I adore them for so many reasons…on so many levels.