I distinctly remember the cold, rainy afternoon that I met this delightful, young lady. She was very much a little girl at the time. We were camping in Leadville, CO and she spent an afternoon playing in our campsite with our two year old son. He left no puddle un-splashed and she skipped and frolicked and sang in the loveliest soft voice. She seemed so tall and full of poise. I attributed these traits to the 5 year age difference and the fact that she is a girl not a rowdy little boy. Here we are a decade later, and it turns out she still sings like a bird and she turned into a very beautiful, very tall teenager who is still full of poise. She can also sweat, and spar and hold her own in a martial arts fight against any rowdy boy. My guess is by the end of the day I will need to change the color of this belt from brown to black. I am so proud of you Taylor, good luck today.

5 thoughts on “Karate Girl

  1. you dont know what a difference this made this morning to a very nervous girl about to tackle what is likely the hardest physical thing she’s done in her life. what a gift.

  2. A beautiful painting and a wonderful tribute to a very lovely young woman. Good luck Taylor. I wish you all of the very best and enjoyed our walk on Thanksgiving morning.

  3. Love the way you capture the pose and beginning of action with the various uses of color. I’m sure Taylor will do well.

  4. I just realized you are talking about my granddaughter, Taylor Teaster. Becca gave me your site. I have enjoyed it so much. We are all rooting for her!

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