Today I had big plans. I was going to make great strides on a new series, until I spilled red water (madder carmine!) all over them, and my entire desk, chair, books, carpet, everything. Befuddled, I gave up and went in a new direction. (It was either that, or make brownies and eat them all before the kids got home!)
The prompt this week at Illustration Friday is Rescue. The love-of-my-life has been a public safety diver and Captain of the Phoenixville Dive-Rescue unit for nearly 17 years. This is Scott, not actually rescuing (or sadly, more often than not, recovering) but running a drill. He and his team spend countless volunteer hours every month practicing, taking classes, maintaining equipment and writing grant proposals. And, while the hope is to never have to answer a call, days can be spent at a moment’s notice performing their public duty.
And, while I often complain about the hours he puts in, I’m secretly really, really proud of him.