Saturday, March 8, 2008 at 9:20 PM | Posted by mARTa
I got the news that Devin died at the hospital this evening. He had been there for several weeks; desperately fighting his disease. You always found Devin in his mama's arms. He was a sweet and extremely bright little boy; barely two years old and he knew his alphabet and numbers. He was very much loved by his parents and grandma who were with him constantly. My heart was broken when I got the phone call from one of the other nurses. We loved our boy and we are all feeling such a great loss. This portrait I did of Devin in his mama's arms last summer, hangs in my studio. I will be relinquishing it soon and I will miss it and my boy.
When such a tremendous ache falls upon my heart I reach for my art tools and loose myself there for a bit. This evening I sat alone and did this little copy from a book I borrowed at the library last week. The sound of the gentle strokes of the charcoal pencil on the paper brought me comfort. Thank you God for filling my life with art and little ones.