Smile Like the Sun Picture

I've never been described as having a smile that lights up a room, so I thought I'd draw one.

I've also always been annoyed that most mythologies have male sun gods and female moon goddesses. As a child I always viewed the sun as feminine and the moon as masculine. It took me a long time to wrap my head around why people viewed them any differently. My viewpoint probably has roots in my feminist outlook; I refused to consider the inconstant moon with its pale reflection of the sun's light as a true representation of the steady, implacable strength I witness every day in the women around me. Women are bright, strong, warm, and loving, but they possess the power to scorch the foolish or unwary.

Chalk Pastel

© Emiko Ogasawara 2012
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