The last self portrait was about 6 months ago. I can see that this one was easier to do and seems more free and light in brushstrokes. This one was done using a photo. The next one in about six months will be using a mirror so it will give the feel of painting from life.
Jackie visited Manitoulin Island this summer. She is a special friend of Karen (see Friendship). We hiked and went swimming at Misery Bay Provincial Park. Along the way we stopped at the sweetest self serve take out where there was homemade baking, natural ointments, fresh vegetables and the like. Places like this supply local food and you put the money in a can. This requires trustworthiness and we have a chance to burnish this gem of the spirit.