For the last 13 years my father has created a drawing for my parents’ annual Christmas card. In 2013, I published a small chapbook of his drawings along with poems that I wrote. The book, Illuminate, seems to still be available on Amazon.
Earlier this week I visited my parents and talked to my dad about this year’s card. This summer, my husband Jeff was building a pirogue in our carport. When he was close to finishing, I took a picture and posted it on Facebook.
The artist in my dad saw this image.
He emailed me and asked for the picture. Then he blew it up and printed only the trees from the background. These are crepe myrtle trees that are actually on the front of our house.
The photograph became the inspiration for his abstract drawing. My dad works with pen and ink in pointillism. Each drawing is a miracle. I celebrate this creative gift.
Happy New Year’s Eve!
Even trees have a party.
Sparks of light illume.
Thanks to Mary Lee Hahn for the haiku-a-day challenge. I celebrate:
- We lightened the world with our words.
- We grew as a community of writers.
- We made it.