How could I not keep sketching these two as they worked together, and how can I not think of their father/ son relationship as I sketch on this Father’s Day eve?
My father worked with his six sons, teaching them his craft, his values and how to be men. All six became awesome men and two became building contractors like our dad. My father’s influence was strong and in concert with our mother’s, was a gift to each of their children.
Our daughter and son in turn have worked with their father who shows them his craft, his values and how to be a decent human being. His influence is also strong and both of our children are caring individuals who earn their livings through sharing their thinking, like their father.
The gifts of a father to his children are interwoven throughout the child’s life. Being a parent takes time, dedication, tenacity and love. Here’s to Peter and all the men who will be celebrating their role as teachers, caregivers and models today, Happy Father’s Day!