A dear friend of many years (I have known her since her early teens!) has recently surprised me.
I cannot give you too much information about her for reasons of privacy however, suffice to say that she has had a challenging life in many ways. She has been confronted with circumstances that I would not want anybody to experience and, in her case, possibly the most traumatic was in her early teens, and just after I got to know her.
We eventually sponsored her, and her then husband, to emigrate from the UK to Canada and she lived here for many years. During her time here, there were relationship issues and, relatively recently, she chose to return to the UK and married once again.
She was always a very artistic individual and her “new life” has allowed her to once again express herself creatively. She asked me if I would mind if she sketched a picture of Ray from a photograph. I not only had no objections, but I thought it was wonderful that her creative side was once again being utilized. Having seen a few of her sketches/drawings of many years ago, I was really curious to see just what she could do now. To say I was impressed would be a bit of an understatement.
I copied her sketch from her Facebook page and pasted it into Paint. I then added the border and the shading in the corners just to “present” it. What do you think? Is that girl talented or what!