A couple of weeks ago an old friend contacted me and asked me to create a lion painting for her son. He had been in a car accident and was not doing too well in the hospital. She didn't give me too much direction- just that his favorite is lions and he loves color. As I worked on this, I became so thankful that she asked me. Something about painting this lion helped me- being able to create something that would provide hope and strength to a family in a time of crisis- that's what art is all about. It's powerful. I posted a pic of this lion on Instagram and have since been asked to paint a couple more. And my friend's son is growing stronger everyday. Thankful that I can do this.