Saturday, February 22, 2014

365 days of drawing ~ day fifty-three

Still finishing up shading and details, not finished yet - but soon.  Almost ready.  Almost ready to reveal the photo, reveal the story - soon.

As I finish up this portrait I can't help but to think of the one that follows it, very fitting it should be next.  Last night was our annual Lovefest (aka. big potluck with friends celebrating our friendship and love for each other) and I got the chance to connect with dear friends we don't see enough and give the owners of this portrait big hugs with a bit of conversation.  Love.  The afternoon just prior to Lovefest I was making deviled eggs (something I do a lot for gatherings), as I cracked the eggs and peeled the shells one egg caught my eye, it had busted open during the boil and looked particularly ugly so I set it aside.  Then as I cut the eggs and scooped out the yolks I cut into the ugly one and scooped out the yolk, what I saw in my hands was a perfect heart in each egg half.  

Somebody was sending love.

On the way home my friend Houd swept through my mind and I remembered a few years ago he burned a CD for us of some songs that he liked and held a connection for him, I promptly found it in the iPod and switched it on the stereo (thank you technology).  When I got home I Shazaam'ed all the songs and put artist and album names to them (till midnight) and found a few songs I will be using soon.  I feel so blessed to have so many pieces of my dear friend, music, doodles, photos, t-shirt, memories.  I hope to soon have some of his ashes from his mother, a friend is going to make them into a dreadlock bead for me to wear.  Some days I feel like I can't be close enough to him and the pain of knowing it will be a long time before I help him set up his tent again is so overwhelming.

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