Looking back

  
It is that time of the year again where I feel the need to sort and cull. Always the same mutterings – ‘too much stuff’. And yet, when travelling I am able to survive quite well on 7 kg of luggage for a 4 week trip. But the minute I stay put, stuff just seems to accumulate.

Anyway, what has that got to do with this watercolour? 

When it comes to sorting through books and photos the whole process slows right down. And in this case I stopped at a photo. Although not very good, it is enough to see a beautiful young Burmese dancer waiting her turn to go on stage. I ‘had to’ stop, to paint her to appreciate the quiet gracefulness. 

She was part of the 2015 Laotian New Year celebrations. Laos New Years day for 2016 is April 12.

Ok. Back to the sorting.

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