Vernon and Joe were all smiles when we entered the room today. They were sat together watching Sunday football, each cheering the opposite team. And they were wearing the same shirt! It happens when you spend a lot of time together, you know. Thank you, Jen, for making the shirts featuring Vernon’s fonts. Want to join in the fashion club with them? Purchase your own t-shirt here.
Justine brought in her baby photo album to walk her dad down memory lane.
Vernon was relaxed and in a good mood. He even allowed us to join him on the bed for a cuddle. This is a rare treat indeed.
But it was when we went outside that the magic really happened. Julia had brought some of my watercolors, brushes and some paper. She set Vernon up and then assisted him through his paintings by filling and cleaning his brushes for him.
These were made, based on what he saw in front of him…the gate, the parking lot, and beyond.
Here is a little more fly-on-the wall footage. Full of ups and downs as always, but with excellent results.
“Painting is a blind man’s profession. He paints not what he sees, but what he feels, what he tells himself about what he has seen.” —Pablo Picasso