Happy Birthday Dear David!

Our younger child, David, has a birthday today. I wanted to celebrate by making a card that says something about who he has become in these last 38 years. The enormity of summarizing a complex and wonderful human on a single card nearly did me in. Eventually, though, I got to thinking about how his work brings him such pleasure and how accomplished he is. So I drew him at the computer and overlaid the screen with code and images that I hope convey blockchains. The next part, giving David’s face the expression it gets when an idea charms him, was harder, but eventually, I got one that I thought was true to him. Finally, I made a background with a hint of a graph since graphing goes with data crunching. Then I had the fun of including his age and a toss of confetti, in a nod to those childhood birthday cards.

Happy Birthday Dear David!

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13 Responses to Happy Birthday Dear David!

  1. AAN GEE says:

    This is so beautiful! It brought tears to my eyes. It’s such a lovely gift for him and the rest of us too!🤗❤️

    On Mon, Aug 16, 2021 at 3:29 AM, Deliberate Sketching wrote:

    > Sarah Sullivan posted: ” Our younger child, David, has a birthday today. I > wanted to celebrate by making a card that says something about who he has > become in these last 38 years. The enormity of summarizing a complex and > wonderful human on a single card nearly did me in. Ev” >

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  2. Barbara says:

    Happy Birthday dear David!!!! Oh I love this!! My son is a software engineer too!!
    He will be 36 in a couple of weeks . I may borrow your idea and do something for him . This is wonderful! What a treasure… both David and the card!

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  3. Beverly Barrett says:

    Great and creative!

    Sent from my iPhone

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  4. She says:

    This has such STRONG emotional impact for me. I also teared up, it is so emotionally moving. I can feel your love & admiration for David as well as his joy in dreaming and analyzing. Three successful and very different techniques combined with Sarah’s Heart – just WOW Sarah❤️ WOW 🤩

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  5. tprevey says:

    What a gorgeous birthday card! Wish David a happy birthday from me too!

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  6. Diane Sullivan says:

    Great sketch of David. Camden’s address is: Camden Henson. 211 Veronica. Paso Robles, CA. 93446

    Sent from my iPhone

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  7. lauraferrol says:

    I bet his loved this !

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