Goodbye to Happy, a four-legged park volunteer who lived up to his name until the end.Illustration for National Parks Magazine Winter 2018 Issue.
This assignment was a commission for an inspiring canine park volunteer named Happy. Happy was known for bringing comfort to people in hospitals, senior care centers, and Flight 93 National Memorial.
"Willpower, Fear & Fortitude" is about recognizing the necessity of transformation and the willingness to undergo a change, in order to attain a goal that is currently out-of-reach.
Recession and depression described much of the country in 2010. Jobs were limited for many, and they were especially hard to find for artists. Rather than submit entirely to the riptide of the times, my second journal provided the creative outlet I needed to stay sharp.