Pastel on watercolour board 10″ × 9″
My inspiration was a gorgeous poem by Maria Spratford called “A Dancer’s Prayer”
Dear angel, Ever at my side
Be there today, my feet to guide.
Help me dance high, and light, and free,
So everyone will be proud of me.
May the judges be fair and the stages be spacious.
In winning and losing let me be gracious,
So that every dance I’ll remember with pride.
And angel, please keep my shoelaces tied.