Most of the images on this blog start with my pencil and a look at one or both of my kids. None of the images are photorealistic, but I can watch my kids grow and change if I click through the pages of the site.
Most of the time, the kids are just getting bigger, but yesterday I drew something I’d never attempted before. It wasn’t difficult to add a few elongated dark dots on what was supposed to be my son’s cheek and upper lip. It wasn’t even bittersweet. It was just sweet to realize that this person I admire more everyday is crossing the divide.
It was also a reminder to keep watching to make sure every small step finds its way to my sketch album.