The creativity gene runs strong in my family. In fact, it flows on both sides, paternal and maternal. A clear example is the artist who created this retro Valentine in 2005, my maternal cousin James Wong. He and I didn't see each other for many years after our teens, and then he went away to school at Art Center in Pasadena. When we got together again in the mid-1990s, I found my younger cousin had not only become an accomplished artist, but he'd matured into a fine man and become a hilariously funny storyteller. He recently sent me a link to his website and I was blown away by his talent. Here, have a look.
For you, my heart... Happy Valentine's Day.
Rest in peace, dear Tara. You sure were a sweet dog. We will miss you very much.