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Crazy self portrait

Once upon a time, Donald was training for Ramrod -that’s ride around Mount Rainier in one day for those of you that do not know. It’s about a 160 mile ride that must be done in one day. It’s a ride I was never interested in, because it was so long and hard. But one day he started talking about riding Hurricane Ridge, which is an out and back of a lot less miles. Seems to me it was about 30 miles up and then 30 miles back, or something like that. So I decided, to his absolute astonishment, that I would join him and whoever else wanted to do the ride. Our friend Ruth was the only other person crazy enough to want to do this ride, so the three of us went over on the ferry on a cold rainy day and rode up and down that mountain. Ruth left us far behind, because Donald kept my pace. He was absolutely amazing, coach, cheerleader, friend… And about an hour after Ruth got to the summit, we did too. And then we all went downhill as fast as each of us was comfortable. Ah, yes, the painting.
That’s me, actually laying on my back on a bench on the return ferry, looking at my best buddy while he took my picture.
This is an acrylic on paper painting. Thanks to Chris Crites, I am exploring Acrylics and having a lot of fun doing it.

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  1. Elena
    July 29th, 2013 at 20:21 | #1

    …exploring Acrylics and having a lot of fun doing it… with excellent results! BRAVA!!

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