but this is the first time someone else will be writing the entire article (and i’m a bit nervous about that too)! AND it will appear online and in a hardcover issue at the end of november! i did the phone interview a few weeks ago and then the journalist brought a photographer over for a photo shoot!
since i often move my studio outside, i thought i’d set everything up in the backyard! we had a super fun time being barefoot AND the photos turned out totally awesome with the fall leaves falling in the background.
then afterward, i left my studio set up and started painting!
i completely covered the snowy white and what was left of the girl wearing the bear to keep warm. i could still see the texture of her old origami paper dress underneath though, so i worked with that, careful not to cover too much as i filled in her outfit again. then i found parts of her old face peeking through the paint and i filled in what i liked.
somehow i knew she had to have this feather in her hair. to me, she’s like this glamorous, flapper girl, appearing out of nowhere, maybe up from the mist or out of the clouds. and somehow, i think that has a lot to do with me finishing this HUGE goal of having my first official interview and photo shoot for a publication. it’s like this part of me that has been waiting to be born has finally come to life.
(sign up closes oct 29)