A New Best Friend
Often in my work I have the opportunity to meet new friends or to reconnect with old ones. I was fortunate enough to actually meet a "new" friend who actually seemed like an "old" friend. A few years back, I was asked to paint a picture for a friend of two of his friends. It was to be a portrait taken from a photo of a couple whose picture was live on the Jumbotron at PNC park. I had actually never met the "subjects" of the painting, but in painting their portrait I felt as if I knew them. Three weeks ago, the husband contacted me via this website and asked me to paint a picture for his wife of her best friend. So, long story short, I finally had the opportunity to meet Rob (first via email, then over the phone and finally in person when he picked up the painting). in doing the painting, I feel like I first reconnected with an old friend and then formed a new friendship with Tracie's best friend.