And here are the two gorgeous pieces that she went home with!
Now this fellow isn't exactly what I'd call an old or new friend, but the artist who created this likeness of Barker is indeed a new friend. James Allen is a local artist who has some horrible retinal affliction, and unless he gets it taken care of, he will lose his eyesight! How dreadful, huh? No problem, you say? Have the surgery, you urge? Well, think again! This man has no health insurance and thus does not have the luxury to just sign on for the expensive procedure he needs done in order to maintain his vision. So, in order to gain some extra cash, James is doing these wonderful pencil sketches from photographs for a mere $100! He doesn't have a website, but if you'd like to contact him, leave me a comment, and I'll furnish you with his email address. James is a delightful guy, and I know you would enjoy helping him out....you'd feel good and you'd get something in the bargain!!
PEACE TO YOU!!!