Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Before the Deluge
This is me.
I don't know if it was Feed a Starving Artist Week or what, but my parents had this painted when I was two or three. I remember sitting for it. Yes, Dearly Beloved, I sat still for what seemed like hours, while this was painted. Not done from a photo.
My mom gave it to Margaret about a hundred years ago, and she has had it all these years. She went to Wales for a while, and her sister, Ruth, had the picture while she was gone.
The fan I am holding in the picture and the turquoise kimono draped over the back of the chair were gifts from my Aunt Ruth, who travelled to Japan in the early 50s and brought back the outfit for me. There were shoes and socks, and an obi, and a parasol, too.
Thank you, Margaret, for sending me a digital image of this portrait!