Worked on this for a friend’s BIG FIVE OH birthday celebration. This was my first attempt, and I am so pleased with how it turned out.
The critic in me says it is completely over worked. I heard those familiar voices in my head the whole time. You know the ones, those characters that go by the names of Fear and Doubt. I just forced myself to work through the mud and the muck. That stage in the middle where it looks like a toddler is holding the brush.
I learned a few new things during the process. For that alone, I can call this a success. The birthday “girl” loved it, and that is all that really matters.