I receive many pictures from family and friends that inspire me to paint. This particular picture came from one of my daughter’s friends. She traveled to Europe and had a lot of intriguing photos. She graciously let me print a few of her photos so that I could turn them into pastel beauties. Sometimes an artist gets stuck in the rut of their own perspectives. It is nice to see other people’s perspectives and the stories that come with them. “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.” This original saying first appeared in the 3rd century BC in Greek and it was also a Shakespearean sentiment. The neatest thing, to me, is that one photo has captured two different artists views, the photo and the painting!