Originally uploaded by anne m bray
this is the final sketch in the ArtHouse Monthly "Mini" sketchbook.
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Originally, I was going to close the book with another Barbie shoe sketch (it starts with a Barbie flip flop). I never did find the type I was looking for (the classic Barbie mule).
During the search I came across my Great Aunt Carol's charm bracelet that I inherited. Since there were lots of little things on it, I started examining the charms closely as potential models. I noticed that this heart was actually a locket. I opened it up, and inside is the tiniest photo of Great Uncle Russell. That slayed me. How romantic.
They both passed away in the 90s, but I remember them with great fondness. They were both very important in my artistic development.