Recently, Sophia received two packages in the mail. With great anticipation and just a little bit of twelve year old girl squealing, she opened the packages and found the Gift of Art.
One of my favorite things about blogging is that I've become part of a community of artists, writers, thinkers, creators. I would have never imagined, when I first pressed publish all those years ago, how important blogging and the connections I made through it would become to not just me, but to my family. You guys have provided support - both material and emotional - and for that I'm grateful.
And now Sophie has the gift of a mentor. See, the package included the pens, the moleskine and An Illustrated Life, an amazing book about illustrating and illustrators, and more - it included an offer to mentor our artist in residence. A friend in art. I love that.
Thank you, Steve Emery, for passing on the imagination, the color, the dreams, the medium., the love of art...