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pencil on bienfang paper

I don’t know what ever possessed me to draw an entire fan (I have cropped some of it off), but alas, I did.

My sister and I used to play a game as a child where one of us would hide our mouth and nose with something and the other would have to guess if we were smiling behind it. This is what I had in mind when making this.

It’s currently in our stairwell:


cynthia lund torroll, the fan, pencil, woman, eyes, fan, black and white, portrait

Thank you for the gift of your presence.


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  • Diane Johnson-Mosley
    Diane Johnson-...about 3 years ago

    I think she’s smiling, beautiful work Cynthia!

  • (I thought so too!) Thank you Diane…

    – Cynthia Lund Torroll

  • sandra .
    sandra .about 3 years ago

    My sister and I played this game too, great childhood fun..‘.she’ ought be smiling, this is lovely
    Sandra x

  • (She was…)
    Thank you Sandra ~ xo, C.

    – Cynthia Lund Torroll

  • MaryMac
    MaryMacabout 3 years ago

    this imagery so lovely
    enchanting with feminine lure
    fluent and powerful with grace
    peace love happiness and song always

  • Oh, that’s pure poetry. Thank you for gracing my page with YOU…

    – Cynthia Lund Torroll

    JUSTARTabout 3 years ago


  • THANK YOU m’dear!

    – Cynthia Lund Torroll

    JUSTARTabout 3 years ago

    i LOVE the way you have displayed all your art in your house :)

  • Oh, so kind!

    – Cynthia Lund Torroll

  • shanghaiwu
    shanghaiwuabout 3 years ago
  • LOVE that ~ so many thanks! xo

    – Cynthia Lund Torroll

  • Loretta Marvin
    Loretta Marvinabout 3 years ago

    it looks like she is smiling with her eyes! Her eyes look so real and they are full of happy emotions. Beautiful

  • Ah – love that you see/feel that. Thank you Loretta!

    – Cynthia Lund Torroll

  • Pam Humbargar
    Pam Humbargarabout 3 years ago

    Wow…so beautiful and detailed…amazing drawing!

  • Thank you so much Pam! I’m very flattered by your sweet note.

    – Cynthia Lund Torroll

  • Louise Linossi Telfer
    Louise Linossi...about 3 years ago

    wow !!!! amazing

  • So kind! Thank you Louise!

    – Cynthia Lund Torroll

  • Noel78
    Noel78about 3 years ago

    Beautiful drawing! Very good job Cynthia! to my fave!

  • I’m honored. Thank you so much Noel!

    – Cynthia Lund Torroll

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