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Sunday Story

Sitting Still: Pondering the past while modeling for a Highland Park art class

"Feeling these artists’ eyes on me reminds me of a time when I thought I Was Not Enough"

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Highland Park -- Two bright lights shine on my face as I sit in a green armchair. My elbows are propped up on wooden chair arms, and my empty hands rest on my thighs. I lean against the straight chair back. I breathe. And blink. And sit in stillness. You wouldn’t know it, but I’m hard at work. It’s a late Friday afternoon and I’m modeling for local artist Margaret Garcia and a weekly portrait painting class at her Highland Park studio.

My eyes want to dart around this wonderfully cluttered studio; Margaret is famous for her vibrant and bold colors and how she transforms everyday scenes into studies of beauty.

Sitting still

Margaret Garcia ponders a brush stroke as I sit still and ponder my past.

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