I have never done anything like this before. I haven't been brave enough to do something like this before. I am pretty much a 'keep to myself' kind of person, and although I have grand ideas of what to paint, I never would have invited myself to someones house. I think it was even me that suggested we have tea. I asked a couple pages worth of personal questions, and then asked her to model for me. If you ever want to get to know someone, and not sure how to go about it, may I suggest this route *wink*. Well, I can't guarantee that they WON'T think you're crazy. I have the benefit of already carrying that label... soooo, maybe it only works for me. Let me know how that goes for ya!
I have been debating whether or not to share the names of my models as I blog this project. Some of you in our small town will know right away who I'm talking about. I've decided that that's okay. If I didn't name my models, it would be hard to write about the experience. So, today I met with Sara, and it was lovely. She was open, honest, and real with me. I learned so many things about her that I didn't know before. That said, some of her answers to my questions were expected.
So, Sarah, if you are reading this, thank you so much for opening your home, and your story to me. Revealing tiny, fragile, bits of your heart. I can only hope that my painting will bring joy to others, just as you have brought joy to me with your hospitality and warmth. You are a beautiful woman!