Thursday, April 10, 2008

Illustration Friday - Save

Jesus said, "Whoever welcomes one of these little children in my name welcomes me; and whoever welcomes me does not welcome me but the one who sent me." Mark 9:37

Last Sunday at church I was inspired by a group of college students who had spent Spring break working on a mission project near Juarez, Mexico. A slide presentation rolled behind the speakers and one photo especially tugged at my heart. (I was given permission to use Connie's photo as reference for this week's IF.)
The students worked at a center that provides meals and shelter for children who are neglected and would otherwise be playing in the streets while their parents work long hours for little pay in American run factories (maquiladora). The need for everyday necessities is high, but there is another need that is being met when children come to the center. LOVE.

Many have never received hugs, tenderness and care like that which is given by the volunteers!

As for this drawing... one of my goals is to develop my drawing skills, including portraiture. I have very little experience, which is evident. I still need to finish developing this drawing, but I wanted to get it posted for the IF topic Save. (It's amazing what shows up when you scan a drawing.) I welcome constructive critique - please be gentle. :)


PJ said...

Have you seen the dvd Bordertown???? ahhhh...a movie that really stayed with me...
I was looking for your email but wasn't on the profile- thanks for your comment that is absolutely awesome the history your family has visiting the Royal Gorge. It's a captivating place indeed!

PJ said...

I forgot-
I like drawing, but very newbie ;) no critiques here,other than I LOVE the picture so far!

Brandie said...

beautiful regina... please post it as it progresses..
I love that you challenge yourself in so many mediums... I truly admire that.
I am heart broken by what I hear about labor in other countries in the hands of our country... I find it embarrassing and I am ashamed whenever I learn of it.

Thank you for this post... If we are unable to do anything else, We can at least talk about it and spread awareness..

take care my friend,
Brandie :)