Saturday, September 20, 2014

Flight of Inspiration

6"x6" Oil on Panel
with Palette Knife

30 Paintings in 30 Days: September, 2014—Day 20

Remember my post about my daughter's involvement in competitive jump rope? Well, this weekend, is a real treat for her. Some of the sport’s greatest athletes are in town to lead a rope-skipping workshop. These All-Stars give of their time to travel all over the world to further the sport of Jump Rope. Some of them you may have seen recently on television, competing on the show "America's Got Talent." 

One of these great athletes is Tori Boggs. She is a 9-time World Champion and a 14-time Grand World Champion. She holds 2 world records and is the current Captain of Team USA. And best of all, this weekend, Tori is our guest at home. If you can imagine Lance Armstrong, Peyton Manning, Shawn Johnson or Kristi Yamaguchi coming to visit you and give you a training workshop, you might get a glimpse of what Tori's visit means to my daughter. 

So, today's painting is of Tori Boggs performing a skill called a TJ. The image was referenced from an Ohio State promotional video spotlighting Tori's talent. The painting is in honor of her devotion and service to the sport.

All of these champions are nothing less than stellar, both personally and professionally.  They represent the best and most noble spirit of the sport. And, I can think of no better role models for my daughter than these shining stars. 

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