For a self-directed art education challenge in July, friends were invited to send me a photo of themselves or a loved one for me to sketch or paint. There were five drawings and 26 paintings completing this challenge. Some were a good likeness and others just didn’t get there. A lot of learning happened for me in a short period of time. All of the portraits were 8″ x 8″ except one. The cedar frames were made by Jay Swain in Kagawong.
This group of six portraits are the children form the Sudbury Baha’i Children’s Class. The boy with the fish is my grandson Cole. It was a delight to study their shining faces.
“Children are the most precious treasure a community can possess, for in them are the promise and guarantee of the future. They bear the seeds of the character of future society which is largely shaped by what the adults constituting the community do or fail to do with respect to children. They are a trust no community can neglect with impunity.”
— The Universal House of Justice