As I head into this realm of blogging, the plan is to update periodically with sketches, paintings, and current projects. The above image is a portrait I’ve been wanting to do for years now. It’s based off of a photo of Lonjezo from when I began supporting her. Lonjezo is in the white dress, and I’ve always loved the little bit of attitude/confidence in her pose. Something in the photo reminds me of myself at that age. To me, this portrait is a testimony that no matter how much mileage and culture may separate us, we are all similar. Some part of the child in us connects to the child in others.