This is one in a series of four about a child that one could depict as being spoiled or just knowing what she does and does not want. She could be a very precocious and decisive child or a whinner. This would be up for interpretation but solely for the first few years upon the structure of the parent… oh and how every adult behaves that she comes in contact with. Wow, like or not it does take a village to raise a child. Have you ever thought of who you influenced without even knowing it? My mother always said be on your best behavior because you don’t know who is watching you and why.

This was done on 12×16 watercolor cold pressed paper with black fine tipped ink and red gel pen.


red, mirror, girl, hair, tutu, ballerina, lenora, ballet shoes, dancing ballet

Lenora has been a Counselor/Family Worker for over 20 years. Currently, she has found have an inordinate amount of time working in the geriatric community. Using the time constructively, Lenora was crocheting with some of the ladies, as she use to with her mother who taught her the craft. In so doing, one of the ladies mentioned how she would have liked to have a portrait drawn. Lenora took on the task and was inspired to continue. The illustrations here are mostly inspired by her childhood.

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  • paulramnora
    paulramnoraabout 4 years ago

    I love this drawing; and, I absolutely adore ballet; really GREAT! ;-)

  • Thank you… I am glad you like it.

    – Lenora Brown

  • Anita Inverarity
    Anita Inverarityabout 4 years ago

    Awww That lead ballerina looks really snooty. I remember loving ballet till my butt got too big. I was quite advanced, got onto my blocks, but a comment from my dance teacher saying it was a shame I didnt have the right body shape, put me off from there on in. Our wee girl has got strong legs, maybe a highland dance class would suit her better :))

  • scallyart
    scallyartabout 4 years ago

    Great work and fab concept. I love the way the slippers come foward out of the frame also.

  • artisandelimage
    artisandelimageabout 4 years ago

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