Believe me, so many prayers for the nation have been woven into that scarf. I completed it just after voting on
November 4th. It actually wasn’t that cold in Alabama on that day, but my gold coat matches the red scarf beautifully, so (at my mother’s recommendation) I couldn’t resisting wearing it for the picture.
Abigail loves spool knitting hats. She made a nice soft brown toboggan for
I was such a perfectionist about Beth’s mouth that I painted over it after this and tried lengthening her face to make it as realistic as possible. Everyone else thought that her lips were painted nicely, but I went and ruined them just to start all over. Now I’m somewhat regretting it. Jenny Clark’s hair has been an interesting venture, since I have never painted a red headed person before. It took a brief while to figure out how to make the color look natural without ending up pink, bright red or too orange. Keep in mind that the stages at which those photos were taken were nowhere near finished – I’ve got quite away to go to make their faces look more accurate!