The Gift That Blew Away a Famous Artist!

The power of a Cool-Gift . . .


      Quick Story: A few years ago a friend of mine, Michael Chera, was going home to Cape cod with his wife and two sons. He wanted to get a special gift for his Grandfather, who everyone in the family called “Papoo.” Michael knew I drew caricatures as a hobby and a small business and he thought a caricature would be a perfect gift.


      You see, his Grandfather was a famous artist. Many years ago “Papoo” painted movie posters for Hollywood. this was back when every movie poster was hand painted. some of these posters are collectables today. Mike thought that an art gift was a good idea. But would a famous immensely talented and skilled artist be interested in a cartoon drawing?


    I drew a Caricature of “Papoo” from a photo, and Mike took it with him when he left. I didn’t think too much of it, but I was blessed with a good story when Michael returned from the holidays.


    He told me that “Papoo” received a lot of gifts from many family members and he was very honored, but when he opened Michael’s gift, the caricature I drew, tears of joy began to flow from his eyes, and he said that the drawing was the best gift he had ever received!


      Now, to be real, I’m not trying to say that everyone who gets one of my caricatures is going to cry tears of joy, but I thought it was a beautiful story, and I was glad to help give a blessing to my friend’s family.


      Most of the time people laugh when they get a caricature! But that's just a quick story of the power of a really cool gift.



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Comments: 8
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