The first of my "Women Warriors" from the EMPOWERED Collection are finished! I think today is the perfect day to finally share them as March is National Women's History Month. I chose to do Frida, Princess Leia and Susan Butcher to start off the series. I will be doing more in depth blog posts on each of these women and the impact they have had on society and the furthering of women's rights and equality.
Susan Butcher is one of the most famous Alaskan women who was the dominant force in Iditarod Dog Sled Racing for many years. My talented author sister of the Alaskan blog "Alaska for Real" is doing a column and blog post on my Alaskan childhood and my most recent "Women Warriors" painting of famed Alaskan dog musher Susan Butcher. Read all about it on Tara's blog and in her column for the Capital City Weekly and The Juneau Empire Magazine in Alaska (coming soon).
(Wikipedia) - "The first Saturday of every March [is] Susan Butcher Day. The day coincides with the traditional start of the Iditarod each year. Observing the special day, the bill noted, provides opportunity for people to “remember the life of Susan Butcher, an inspiration to Alaskans and to millions around the world.” I will be posting a lengthier blog and work in progress photos of my painting this Saturday to honor the amazing and inspirational Ms Butcher.