In the past few months as I’ve been preparing for a series of high pressure musical auditions, I’ve been scrutinizing my playing – (and, yes, sometimes even my life) – with a magnifying glass. The result is growth, but at this point, a bit of paralysis, too.
So it was with great pleasure and gratitude that I opened an email tonight from a Persian artist in Iran. Her name is Shirin, and she contacted me about a month ago. Shirin is an art student and chose me as the focus of a class assignment. Part of the project was to pick an illustration of an artist to copy; the other part was to paint the portrait of the artist – me!
Today Shirin sent me copies of her finished work. I’m so touched with the care with which she copied my illustration (her use of watercolor very closely resembles what I did with markers)…
And with the obvious time and love she put into creating my portrait!
I’d give Shirin an A+ on her work on this project; but, since I’m not able to hand out a grade, I’ll just offer my most sincere thanks and appreciation instead.
P.s. If you’d like to see some more of Shirin’s work, please click here.