Family Tree

When I was grieving the initial loss of my Pop Pop, I decided to draw him. And not on paper as I normally would. Instead, I used a woodburning tool that my Dad found in our garage. 

I hadn't seen my Pop Pop's smile since his passing and as I etched it into the wood, I could feel his presence. Seeing my finished project made me smile again too. My Pop was my biggest supporter. And like the portrait I made of him, his spirit is forever engrained in my heart. 

Pop didn't have to spend this September 11th without his son, and the thought of that makes me really happy. Adding to my wood-burned portraits is my Uncle Jeff, which I've placed right next to his. My two biggest heroes, always watching over us, forever in our hearts.

To see more of my wood-burned portraits, click here, or visit my Etsy page!