I found out today that I'm pregnant.

BM Ruskin

Melbourne, Australia

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You never know what a life drawing session is going to throw…

It was her first time modelling and boy did it show to begin with. She had no idea, was nervous and the 2 minute poses were stiff and all looked basically the same. I thought about packing up!! But with some gentle words of advice and prompting she held some nice poses.

The difference about this night was the chatting between model and group which normally doesnt happen very much at all. Out of the blue she says “O, I found out that I’m pregnant today…” TODAY i thought, so she finds out she’s pregnant then comes and life models for the first time…. WOW! I’m not sure why but my reaction was to chuckle, all of a sudden my little worries about what pose she was going to be in next drop off my shoulders and fall to the floor… I actually felt lighter! I thought it was neat, such an honour to be there, drawing her on such a momentous day.

She also said that she’d been in an car accident 20 years ago, sustaining a brain injury which left her semi paralysed down the right side… O man, somebody kick me in the ass!!!

But she INSPIRED me like nothing with her courage.

Back at home, I must have studied them for an hour or so and through welling eyes thought how special a class that was…. At my age I should have learned not to judge a book by its cover but there you go, another humbling, growing life experience for me.

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