"You love the roses- so do I. I wish
The sky would rain down the roses, as they rain
From off the shaken bush...
...Why will it not?
Then all the valley would be pink and white
And soft to tread on."
"Roses" by George Eliot in The Book of a Thousand Poems
My daughter is teaching me how to draw Manga and this is my first attempt. She is very skilled at it and can show all the emotion possible with very few lines. Sometime I will post hers. She says this is not terribly true to the Manga look, but that I did well for a first effort and I made it more my style than hers, and again, that is o.k. She is the best for saying so. I am so glad to have my little pink and white petal of a daughter. She is sunshine and cream and we are grand friends til the end. I am seeing the last of my pink roses with petals falling and it made me think of this poem and all the different stages of the seasons where pink and white petals fall. I close my eyes and lay under them in my daydreams and the land on my hands and my chest and my toes and I melt into the love of the world waiting for me. This is where I lay my head, today. I am underneath the petals and cool rain of my dreams. Blessings to all of you and thanks for understanding that I can't visit at the moment like I would like to. I am thinking of you.
First attempt at big eyes and Manga by Amy Sperry Faldet.