Remember that line from the movie Miss. Potter? Beatrix Potter is about to meet a new friend and the new friend says to her. “I warn you. I am prepared to like you very much.”
I love that line!
That’s how I felt about artist Cassandra Barney, when I met her a couple weeks ago.
Let me back up.
As you know, I am writing another CD. One of my least favorite parts of creating a CD is the photo shoot. It makes me self-conscious. You might assume I would enjoy having my make-up, hair and wardrobe professionally done. I don’t. I enjoy the people who do my make-up, hair and clothes, but the whole process seems to put my flaws front and center. I feel awkward the whole time and I always breathe a sigh of relief when the whole thing is over. It’s my own insecurities – has nothing to do with the amazing people that come together for the photo shoot.
When photo shoot time rolls around, I always ask if I can be excused from being on the cover. The answer is always “No.”
I asked the question again recently, proposing that we have my picture painted instead. I suggested we use Cassandra Barney. I love her work.
This time, the answer was “Yes.”
I could hardly believe it! When I received the phone call that Cassandra had agreed to paint the cover of the CD, it felt like Christmas morning!
We met and I loved her as much as I knew I would. She is talented, warm, real, beautiful, full of ideas, believing…altogether wonderful.
Here is a little taste of her work…
So… I’ll be on the cover, but it will be through the brush-strokes of Cassandra Barney.
Blog to you soon,