What a marvelous theme for this week's Mixed Media Monday challenge....Tell a Story. It seems to me that most of my art pieces are a snippet of a story whether it be one from my imagination or from my life and experiences as this one is. This is me as a little girl. I was photographed by the local newspaper because I was in a fashion show. I was being handed a flower by a fellow "model". He, unfortunately, is not present in this artwork. I wanted to capture how I was loved and adored as a child. I was the only grandchild on both sides for a number of years and my family doted on me. I was taught a love of nature by my grandfather who would take me out to his extensive garden and show me around. He also adored birds and had massive feeding and watering stations for them. We'd sit for hours watching and naming the various species that arrived.