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Friday, 8 January 2010

IF: Confined


My grandmother, Monica Avancena de Castro, is one strong-willed lady. She has had 8 strokes and yet you can see her strong will to live.

I was still young when she had her first stroke, half her body was paralyzed but that did not deter her. She went on and showed us all how to be a strong woman despite adversities.

For the last few years she has been confined to this wheel chair and during this last visit, she finds it harder to speak and move but her eyes are as lively and impish as ever. She'd be the first to ask if you've already eaten or how my parents, brothers and nephews are.

This is for you Lola. We love you.

*Pencil, Photoshop

4 comments:

Connie said...

Brilliant; a touching image of an inspiring lady.

Teri C said...

A very sweet tribute to a very strong woman.

COBOL said...

beautiful and inspiring, very well done

INDIGENE said...

An amazing tribute to an amazing woman! Beautiful illustration!