evon ski

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In the middle of so much going on . . .while I was in town, I ran into the husband of my deceased girlfriend . . . she had lost her battle with cancer 4 years ago. I had started a drawing of her soon after she passed as a tribute. I think I was in shock. She was an incredibly strong person. For many years she had worked as a police officer and that was how she and Steve met. She had a presence about her. Although a tremendous listener, she had a very open mind and a gentle way of offering wisdom. When she was diagnosed with cancer, it was a shock. She was so upbeat and positive though, it seemed sure she would beat it. For a while she did and then all of a sudden, it took a turn and she went down fast and was gone.I couldn’t believe it. I have never had another friend like her. Deb influenced me spiritually in profound ways that are still unfolding.
Steve mentioned the drawing. He asked did you ever finish it? I was puzzled for a moment. . . . he said if you still have it, I would love to have it and frame it. I . . I . . yes I still have it. I can’t believe I didn’t give it to you. I promised I would find it and drop it off. I was trying to remember what happened. Why do drawing like that and not give it to the family? And suddenly I remembered what happened. . . .
I was working on it and a girlfriend stopped by for some reason. When I showed her what I was working on, she a very strong reaction. She said, you drew that little girl that drowned, you drew your Uncle and now you are drawing this friend. Did it ever occur to you that maybe these drawings are unwanted? What if they don’t like them . . . what are they supposed to do? Maybe they don’t want to look at a picture of someone that died. And what if they want to throw it away? Or get married again. You think a new wife is going to want a picture of the dead wife. . . . you are trying to do something nice but maybe you are doing something that is for you and not them. Draw it and keep it. That’s my opinion. And what is with that strange outfit you drew her in? That is really ugly. . . .
Well it was shocking to hear this. I certainly hoped it was a loving effort that would bless. but my response was to put the drawing away and I never said a word to the husband that knew I had started the drawing. As I remembered this, I was appalled. Appalled that someone would be so forceful with their opinion, appalled that I allowed myself to be shut down from doing something I believed in.
You see Deb really was a great warrior on many levels.She knew judo and how to handle firearms and she had a great love for weaponry, costumes and cultures. So I drew her as a heavenly warrior. I just finished the drawing and here is an interesting sidenote. . . . when I went to take a photo of it . . somehow a beam of light hit the drawing and caused two prisms to fall on it. One on her heart and one on the weapon above her head. I do not have any crystals or prisms hanging in here so how that happened is a mystery. But I will take it as a sign that my work was pleasing to God. I sure hope it blesses the family and I will give to them tomorrow.
p.s. trying to shoot this was a bear. I cannot get a dead on shot that doesn’t have the “graphite glare” so here it is on an angle. oh well.

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