I cannot tell you how therapeutic it has been to spend my time staring at two beautiful little faces who are completely oblivious to the world around them.
Zoey and Prince’s owner contacted me after running into the I Am More: Massachusetts exhibit at the North Shore Mall last spring. At the time, I told her I didn’t have time for portrait commissions as I prepared for two large exhibits. But then, like the rest of the world, suddenly I did have time.
It wasn’t until December that we could remotely plan the portrait, and she was charged with capturing the image I would use. After some trial and error we agreed on the image and I got to work. With winter weather, our community in pandemic red, and current events…well…I was more than grateful to spend my time staring at Zoey and Prince.
When it was finished Iain and I offered to do an outside drop-off, and for the first time I got to meet my little friends (and their beautiful family), knowing exactly who was who at first glance. Prince did not hesitate to march up and greet me, and Zoey quietly kept a safe distance, but I know her type so I respected that.
Thank you to Zoey and Prince and their family for giving me something positive to focus on when I really needed it.
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