I have a young friend, Andrea, who inspires the heck out of me. One day she told me how happy she was with the direction her life had been going. She said, "Things are going so good, I don't want to let go of the glow." Don't let go of the glow. I really liked that. It's so easy to let negativity creep in and take over. That's why it's important to watch our thoughts and steer them in the direction of gratitude when they begin to get off course.
I've learned that I absorb the message of whatever I illustrate so I promptly rustled up a couple of models (Andrea's son Adrian being one of them) and got the above drawing down on paper. The next week when Andrea mentioned she was intent on "keeping the glow going," I thought, "oh no, get me some paper. Here we go again."
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