Paint Me a Face

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‘Paint me a face’
said the young girl
‘make it red and black stripes
give me a nose and some whiskers.’

‘Paint me a face,’ said another
‘I’d like some glitter
and butterfly wings.’

The artist gave them what they wanted
and recalled a time when she
too waited in such a line
and remembered what she asked for . . .

By June Perkins

School Fairs are amazing thing, especially in country towns. They really are occassions for children to share musical, learning and other performance items. They also love to have fairy floss, ice creams, sausage sizzles, lucky dips, rides, art shows – and of course have their faces painted.

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