So, a friend of mine is an artist. Deborah works in all mediums, and is incredibly talented. As a side thing, she belongs to a local painting group for people who just dabble or are (like her) professionals. She called me a while ago to ask me if I’d be an artist’s model for her group, because attendance had been dropping off, and she figured that people would enjoy painting live portraits.  When she emphasized it wouldn’t be nude modeling (not that I’m a prude, but  it would be weird to hang out after she’d seen me nekkid…she’s older than my mom!), I said I would do it.

On Thursday, yours truly will be striking a pose for complete strangers to paint.  I just hope I can keep a straight face for the better part of 3 hours.