After reading every email I was sent for this project, several times, then considering what I thought were the most important parts of each story and then figuring out how to illustrate those ideas with symbols, I feel a little connection to each of the people who sent the stories. I suppose each of those stories are now connected to my story a little bit, and world seems a smaller and people seem more alike than different.
In the painting above, I wanted to give the story teller something. I wanted to give her something that saved me, so I painted about it. I hope she likes it.
I love it when I get to put faces and families with stories. Some of the stories I've made ExVotos for over the past couple of years were connected without me knowing it. That's pretty cool. .
I get to hear stories that are amazing and inspiring. So thank you again to all of you who shared your stories with me.