Today I got a very nice surprise in the mail. Scarlet, who became a friend through blogland, is an up and coming artist (she wouldn’t call herself that, but I would). Believe it or not the portrait above is her very first colored pencil sketch. She has been taking art classes for about a year (correct me if I’m wrong Scarlet). I think she’s very talented and amazing to pursue something she loves doing.
So how did I end up with a Portrait by Scarlet? She has from time to time posted her art work. She did a Marilyn Monroe pencil sketch that I thought was awesome but she was harshly criticized in my opinion by an artist she respected. So many people have sketched Marilyn – she’s an icon and I guess he thought it wasn’t up to par. She decided she would draw “real people” that a million other people haven’t sketched before. I volunteered very quickly. I never had anyone do a portrait of me before, so I thought it would be a cool thing to have happen. Little did I know how thrilled I would be and how awesome it would come out.
Thank you Scarlet for this beautiful gift that I will treasure always. Now I’ll have to get a nice frame for it.
© Nadine Zawacki 2009