Snowsparkle wrote about renewing her interest in sketching and about considering the idea of posing in the nude, allowing an artist friend to capture her as she is now before gravity has its way with her. I've always wanted to have one of those bodies that make people gasp but even when I was young and taut and lithe I didn't have classical lines. Still, as a teen I modeled for a local artist and his sketch group. Being youngsters, we were not allowed to model in the nude (we wore leotards) but we were drawn and sculpted as such. Recently, the son of that now deceased artist unearthed some of his father's statues. He contacted me and gave me this - I haven't seen this statue for almost 50 years but I can still feel the quiver in my arm muscles from holding the pose.