Whenever I open my e-mail I never know what kind of request I may be getting. I've had a couple of different ones of late. This is one of them.
Chana wrote me and said, "I am adopting from Vietnam and am wanting my blog design to reflect this. This is what image I am wanting: 2 heart shaped flags - one of the USA, one of Vietnam. I'd like the flags to sort of overlap, with the Vietnam flag in the front. I'd then like twine (string, thread, whatever) to 'wrap' them together. From the twine I'd like 4 tags hanging from them. On each tag I'd like a different name ... Jordan, Mama, Emercyn, Arityn."
This was certainly different from the usual caricature request that I normally get, but it seemed simple enough.
I first sketched it out this drawing (during a meeting) and sent it to her.
Then, with her approval, I put together this illustrat- ion.
Now you know that I'm bragging when I share with what Chana wrote after seeing this drawing. She said, "I cannot even begin to tell you how impressed I am. I am in tears. This means so much to me." Did you read that? Tears! She said that she was "in tears!!" Now, mind you, this is not the first time that my work has made someone cry, but it wasn't because they were happy with what they saw it.
Thank you Chana for your kind words, and for trusting me with creating something that is obviously very important to you.
I haven't got a blog address for Chana's site yet. I think that it is still in the developmental stage. When I get an address I will be sure to put a link on my list of sites using my work so that you can see how she put the drawing to work.