Birthday of My Son – His 20th!!
A few days ago I made this scroll for my son for his 20th birthday. It was February 3rd. I wanted him to be born on Groundhog’s Day, but alas, he came at his own time…
Josh is into the horror genre so that’s why I tried to do a skull at the bottom along with a hooded man with a cane in a graveyard. The drawing was spontaneous. I need to practice drawing skulls! Then my daughter put it on the porch to take the picture, that’s why the background is grey which added to the effect I think.
Anyway, the main thing in the middle is supposed to be his name, Joshua Caleb, in Japanese! I did it in Sumi-ink! I found his first and middle names in a book I think I have mentioned in a previous post called “The Simple Art of Sumi-E, Mastering Japanese Ink Painting.” It is by Takumasa Ono.
So then after I painted it on plain white paper, I glued it to a dowel and put a ribbon on it so he could hang it up. I wanted it to look kind of like a scroll.
So here is my son, Joshua Caleb, growing into a fine young man. I am proud of him and his creativity. He does a lot of role playing with his dad for Dungeons and Dragons, and he is also going to be running a new game called World of Darkness with some friends and another one with me and his dad eventually. We are still in the process of creating our characters.
Yesterday, we played a Dungeons and Dragons game with my husband and his girlfriend and another friend of theirs. I got to play a Dragonborn Wizard and cast a spell of invisibility on a guy who had been turned into a sheep, then we were able to hide him until we could take care of the bad guys who had cast their spell on him. I also got to obliterate an ape with a spell called Scorching Ray!! It was a lot of fun.
So anyway, back to my son. I love the way Josh thinks, his amazing ability to create stories and help others bring them to life. He is an amazing guy (and a lot of fun to role-play with!)
What are you proud of about your children?
Have a wonderful day, and give someone you love a big hug! 🙂