Aging has never been something that bothers me. I am quite happy to confide my true age to anyone who cares to ask. I have always been a tomboy scruff who never wears cosmetics beyond the once-in-a-blue-moon lipstick and eye shadow if I am going somewhere super fancy so I most definitely look my age. My hair is streaked with grey. My kids’ friends sometimes comment on it because, of course, most mothers my age dye their hair. I explain that those are my silver wisdom stripes because, as we all know, older goes hand in hand with wiser. This past week, two of my kids had birthdays. One turned 9 and my oldest turned 13. That means I am now the mother of a teenager. I am embarking on a whole new phase of my life but that is cool. I am the middle-aged mother of a teenager. I embrace it.
This week’s Let’s Face It lesson was taken by Ady Almanza. The purpose of the lesson was to paint an older female face. This is something I definitely need practice with. I last painted an older female face when I produced the Gaia piece and I think I did much better with that piece. I think what I have ended up with is, at best, a middle-aged female face. Definitely an area of people drawing and painting that still needs work then.