This little girl made my day yesterday. Sitting still was hard for her, but she did it, more or less. Once she was finally released, she popped around the easel to look at the painting. Her eyes got big, she stood very still, and then started clapping her little hands slowly and quietly. Melted my heart.
It's been a crazy couple of months, but I think I'm getting my feet under me again. I've got a little backlog of paintings to post; here's the first. This little guy did an amazing job sitting for his portrait, despite being a bit worried about the whole thing.