I have a lovely friend who is an artist (who I won’t tag because she knows who she is and I’m sure she gets fed up with me sending her praise all the time) and she completely amazes me with her attention to detail. She notices all sorts of things. She’s freakishly observant to the point I really hope she never has any reason to blackmail me because she probably knows things about me I don’t even know about myself. And this transfers over into her art. Once we were in class and she was working on a piece. She told me and our other friend that we were encouraged to kick her if she started drawing stars too close to the crescent moon because she wanted to make sure she didn’t put stars in the spot where the unlit portion of the moon would be. I wouldn’t have even realized that if I was doing that same drawing. And there are countless other examples of her knowledge of anatomy and movement and shading and how light hits certain things and how to make you feel a certain texture with your eyes. I’m so blessed to know such a talented, creative, intelligent person, and I hope she always knows how much I appreciate and admire her.