Mr. G. loves to draw and it’s obvious he has a keen eye for the reality of his subjects. At a recent family gathering Mr. G. proudly presented each person gathered there with a portrait he had carefully drawn of them. It was obvious he had given careful thought to the personality of each one. He has a book about drawing caricatures – he said it gave him some ideas. So, without further adieu. . . here are the portraits he drew of my sweetheart and me. My sweetheart . . .
With each presentation he explained why he had chosen to draw each of us as he did. I was almost afraid to hear his thinking about my portrait! When he told me why he drew me as he did, I was a bit overwhelmed. He said, ‘Grandma, I drew you this way because you are a happy person, and I wanted you to be happy in my drawing!’
If that’s how Mr. G. sees me, I have accomplished something I hoped my grandkids would see in me. You can’t trick kids to believe you are something you are not. I gained a bit of confidence as a grandmother that day and I am happy – happy that he sees me as a person who is happy!