"Dance till the stars come down from the rafters" by W.H. Auden
For some reason it gave me visions of a rustic party in a barn with holes in the roof where stars could peek through. I also envisioned twinkling white lights strung up throughout and only white candles lit for any other source of illumination. I've never been in a barn party (that I can remember) so I'm not sure why this came to mind--I think the word rafters did it for me. I decided to do a little painting with this quote and someone from a dance supply store bought it for their bathroom (of all places)! It made me happy though--my painting was going to be in a public place! Yay!
Now almost a year later I showed the photo of the painting to the owner of my daughter's dance studio and she commissioned me to do a much larger one than the original. It's not an exact copy--that's hard to do when you switch sizes sometimes. I'm going to deliver it to her tonight. I really hope she likes it and I look forward to seeing it hung where all of us parents wait and watch our girls dance.