I'm kicking off the month of October with a Moon post. The full Moon was painted for an illustration called Beloved Moon. Beloved Moon was painted for a gallery show on the grounds of Minnesota's Owatonna Orphanage Museum. The theme was, "A Child's Hope" My illustration depicts an Orphaned teen hugging a portrait of her Mother and glancing at the Moon. And then there is my magenta cow. The cow's gigantic ears enable her to fly over the Moon. I painted her for a responce card included in one of my promotional mailings. Just for fun I've included two cards that were mailed back to me. One publisher circled maybe. And one said...Never! But added that they hoped that didn't sound mean. Funny! Maybe the theme of my next illustration should be, "An Artist's Hope" It would depict me sitting at my desk holding a paintbrush to my chest. I would be staring out the window with a tear sliding down my cheek. I've probably just received another "mean" rejection. But I will never give up Hope!