My niece is diminutive. Miniature. Slight.
So I wasn’t too surprised when I heard her response to this portrait I just finished. My sister held the phone up so I could hear her squeals of delight when the image popped up in email. But she didn’t squeal. In fact, she hated it.
You see, she has lost a front tooth since the reference photo was taken and she was a little miffed that I had neglected that detail.
I feigned sadness. “You’re going to make Auntie cry,” I said. “I guess I’ll just throw this nasty old painting in the garbage.”
“Yay,” she said.
I guess you can’t please them all.
Completed: January 30, 2010
Soundtrack: Johnny Cash, Live at Folsom Prison
Beverage: Dutch Bros. Iced Mocha