Loving to paint people, I was fascinated with a story and picture I saw in a National Geographic magazine several years ago. Doris Eaton, the last living Ziegfeld Follies dancer was featured. The bottom right picture was taken when she was 106 shortly before her death. The other two pictures are of the "younger" Doris. You can read her story by clicking on her name.
Watercolor by Wanda
A photo in the magazine caught my eye, as it was the older Doris in front of a poster of the her younger days. (see top picture ) Since the poster was black and white, the only color in the photo was Doris. I loved the white hair, her perfect make up and fur coat. So this is my tribute to a lady who loved her craft, spent her whole life on the stage and gave me a great subject to paint. I believe they said in this photo she was 100 years old.
She may not have lived the lifestyle I would choose, but she pursued a dream and was able to live it out. How many of us truly live out our dreams. As a teenager when I felt the call in to the ministry, I thought I'd be a school teacher on a Mission Station in a foreign country. God had a different plan. When I attending Biola College, and met my dearest it was clear to me I was to be the partner with this handsome young preacher, and having a lifetime of ministry by his side is a dream come true.