I worked on a portrait of my grandmother, Luz since my parents were going to see her in April. And in working on this portrait, I had a lot of time to reflect on how much of an influence and effect my grandmother has on my life, and in the life of so many other people.
I inherited not only the shape of her face, her eyes, and the color of her hair, but I'd like to think that I also inherited her strong spirit. She has been through so much and I'm happy that my grandmother can just hang back these days and spend her time listening to the radio and working on her fill-ins.
I know this is a few weeks early, but I wish Lola Luz the best and an awesome 96th birthday. Love you, Lola.