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I first drew Grace in January 2017. She was inspired by a postcard that was given to me by a dear friend many years ago with an image from Japanese Artist Yoshitomo Nara.
I drew Grace when I couldn't find words to express how I felt when I received a painting from my friend Tammi Salas. She was grieving the loss of her friend who had just passed away and I was grieving the loss of my friend who had given me the postcard. I was also feeling so full of gratitude and wonder that I was sober and somehow that journey had lead to making this new friend, who I was now exchanging art with. Hence the title of my first Grace - Gratitude, Grief and Wonder.
I have been drawing Grace in many different incarnations since then - on various surfaces, in meetings, on the tram, when I’m writing and I’m stuck, when I’m scared, when I’m happy. She has become my secret best friend.