I have a bunch of pastel boards I've never used. They are not just for pastels - acrylic paints works on the surface as well. So I played with some paints and created a background. A photo of figure skaters inspired this dancer with her twirling ribbon. A little different for me. I applied mica powders over the paint to give it some shimmer and used vintage dictionary pages for her hair and skirt. I decided to like her - even though I thought there were things I could change (I am deciding to find what I like in my work and not criticize, which just kills creativity). It really is a decision because I am far from sure of myself.
I thought of the verse from Psalm 30:5 which says "weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning". I like people who are filled with joy - they bring light to this often dark world.