A Portrait {Drawing Close, Day 2}

October 02, 2013

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="800.0"]Judah Judah[/caption]

This boy, #3...Judah, was home sick today. When I told him I wanted to sketch his profile, he was baffled and confused. He hadn't seen me draw any real person before. Well, my dear...it's because I did a lot more of that long before you were born.

And so he held really still and stood real straight. He was proud of being my first subject in a long long time. It's difficult to capture those you love. It's not easy to put all the charm, spunk, intensity, and frecklage (that's a word isn't it!?!) onto a sheet of paper. I drew him perhaps a year older than he looks in real life...and my heart aches and rejoices simultaneously. This boy is no little kid anymore; he's becoming a young man.

This boy never holds still, but he did for me today. 

It's not so hard to sit still and be at rest when you know you are the subject of great love and adoration. When you feel the gaze of someone who knows you inside and out. When you believe you are unique and there is no one else quite like you....

"I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well." -Psalm 139:14

I'm drawing close to the portrait of being uniquely created today.

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="800.0"]Drawing Close {31 Days of sketching and noting grace through drawing.} Drawing Close {31 Days of sketching and noting grace through drawing.}[/caption]

Join me everyday this month for the Drawing Close series.

Day 1: Drawing Close Intro Day 2: A Portrait Day 3: Parts of A Whole Day 4: Be Strong and Courageous Day 5: A World Where There Are Octobers {My Birthday} Day 6: Keep Moving Forward Day 7: Bearing Fruit Day 8: Capturing Life In Motion Day 9: Real (Uncomfortable) Hospitality Day 10: In Process, In Progress Day 11: Beginnings Day 12: Underpinnings Day 13: Day 14: Day 15: Day 16: Day 17: Day 18: Day 19: Day 20: Day 21: Day 22: Day 23: Day 24: Day 25: Day 26: Day 27: Day 28: Day 29: Day 30: Day 31:





JOIN THE FAMILY

Sign up for our mailing list and receive updates, promotions, exclusive discounts, and freebies!