Last year I was contacted about doing a painting for an elementary school. The staff called and told me of a boy named Ralphie who passed away too young, and that they wanted to create something special for the family to honor their son. This touched me hard being that I am a father of three. This was a project that I was eager to create and one that I would push off for months. Looking back I realize that it wasn’t my schedule getting in the way to complete this painting it was me. I needed this painting to be something amazing for this family who had to go thru something I could not even begin to imagine. Below is the painting, “Ralphie”.