The first thing that popped into my head when I read this week's Illustration Friday theme, "brave," was a painting I made last year of a young girl called Helen. Although I never had the opportunity to meet Helen personally, I get the sense that she was one gutsy girl. By some mysterious coincidence, just as I was imagining what Helen's adult life might have been like, this new piece of evidence surfaced:Just as I suspected! She was a great adventurer! The only mystery that plagues me is the incongruity between Helen's 1920s style clothing and the Cherokee class 10-gun brig in the background. My (wikipedia-educated) understanding is that most of those ships had been decommissioned by the late 19th century. What can this mean?! Possibly that I watch too much LOST? Oh, and here is the original painting of Helen as a child:
Just in case you weren't in the mood to click on the link above;) Didn't want you to miss it.