A really horrible thing happened at the restaurant where I work this past winter, a friend of mine was shot and killed. It was a traumatic event for everyone at the place because we are small and all of us were more or less are friends. A lot of people left and many changes have happened since this event.
Not that Ricky and I were really tight but he was a sweet kid and I always loved seeing his face in the kitchen when I came into work. He always had a joke, a smile and a wink for all of us (especially the girls). His wonderful family misses him so much and the only thing I could think to give them was a portrait of their son and brother. So, finally finished months and months later:
It was framed by the awesome dudes at Avenue Art and Frame on Delaware Ave. The photo doesn't do the frame justice, the painting is floated and it's a beautiful gold tone with markings that match the markings in the back.
The family seemed to love it, it's no replacement for their loss but I hope it gives them comfort.