Recently I had the sad responsibility of attending the memorial service of my good friend Matt. A couple of years ago his bride, Lil, asked me to create an illustration for him as a Christmas gift. Matt, a proud Italian, loved the accordion and polka music, a love he took up in his later years. Matt was a good guy, that loved to laugh, and loved life.
While I was creating the drawing of Matt for Lil, her daughters contacted me about doing an illustration of their mother. With a great number of fruit trees on their property they said that their mother enjoyed the frequent visits of the deer on their property, along with a number of cats
So that Christmas both Matt and Lil we're surprized to open a gift created by me.
Rest in peace Matt. We'll see you on the other side.