9" x 12" pencil portrait
This dear woman is a beggar in a small village in Mexico. She is "fortunate" in that the village has a large number of American and Canadian ex-pats who regularly give her clothing, furniture and money to support her and her family. She sits on hard, cold concrete day after day, on her knees. She tries to take care of herself - her nails are pretty clean for someone who lives and works in a dusty area, and her teeth are not too bad looking either. The thing that is amazing about this lady is that she genuinely smiles at everyone who stops to talk with her. She has a lot of "friends" who look for her each day to make sure she is well. There are so many poor people in this world...what are we doing to make sure they have all their needs met? If each of us even did one thing on a regular basis, it would make a really big difference, in both the world and in that one person's life.