Monday, November 24, 2008

To my Horror!!!


I have been drawing a picture for my sister for Christmas for some time now. I have been trying to finish it before Thanksgiving so that I can take it to Utah when we go for the holiday as we will not be going to Utah for Christmas. I don't trust sending it in the mail....I don't want it to bend. Well, I have been spending most of my nights for the past two weeks trying to get it done. I finished the horses head and felt like I was on the home stretch. I left yesterday afternoon to take some family photos of some friends. When I came home I found this to my absolute horror!!! I just turned around and walked out of the house, sat down on the front step and cried. There is nothing I can do to fix it, I tried many different tricks. My lovely son Henry, pushed so hard on the paper with the pencil that it dented the paper. Even if I got the pencil marks off, which I can't, the integrity of the paper texture is gone. I will simply start over. I am so sad but I also know he just wanted to help.....

5 comments:

Kristy said...

Ohhhh no no no. I'm so sorry! It's such a beautiful horse, though! The next one will be so beautiful, too!

JNH said...

AHHHH! Melissa!
That horse is amazing!
I am soooooo sorry!

Robyn said...

Melissa, you obviously have great talent - and great (although somewhat misguided) support from Henry! Would it be unthinkable to frame it as it and celebrate the family project?

ty and megs said...

oh melissa!! i'm so sorry!! although--i appreciate that you have moments where you have to walk outside and cry. you are not alone my friend!!

amazing picture!! maybe it will be easier the 2nd time around?

McCall said...

oh my word! first - i can not believe you drew that! i am always amazed at your talent!!!! second - your reaction reminded me of dad. that is amazing that you were able to just walk away. that takes alot of patience to not yell and scream at him!!! i know i know he had no idea he was doing something so wrong - he just wanted to be like his mommy. i agree with what "robyn" said - i think you should frame it and maybe someday soon you will beable to laugh about it.

soooo sorry. can't wait to see you!!!!!!!