Going to be posting random works here that I've neglected to post over the past several years, along with my original descriptions of the works for facebook. If you would like work please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Here is my original post that went with this very special memorial piece:
I wanted to add this photo to this album in memory of this brave little warrior who went home to God last week. Wright Lanier is someone I never had the honor to meet, but stories of his short life and the way he lived it amaze and humble me. He has a truly amazing family who mourn and celebrate him. Here is my original post with this drawing: There are a couple drawings that were commissioned as gifts that I completed a while ago but was waiting for them to be received before posting. This is one of those drawings and I'm very very proud of this one. This is a drawing of a much beloved boy, Wright Lanier, with his daddy. The drawing was commissioned by my dear friend Pam Teachey as a homecoming gift for Wright and his family. Wright has been being treated in Cincinnati for quite a long time now and has been unable to return to his home in NC. As I understand it, his mother stayed with him there while his father was home in NC with his brother, but they made frequent trips to and from Cincinnati as well.
Yesterday, this family, which has been through so much, was able to return home. Wright received a hero's welcome and was escorted by police and fire trucks to his home, as crowds of people from his home town lined the highway with banners and smiles to welcome him. I felt this drawing very deeply. As a father myself, I know what it is like to have that sweet feeling of your son resting his head against your shoulder. In fact, I have some photos of Evan sitting in my lap while I was working on this image, and I couldn't help but pray for this family. I can't imagine what their journey has been like. I hope that this image has brought them some comfort, and will continue to pray for Wright and the Laniers.
Many thanks to Pam Teachey for this commission!