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Jan112014

the family historian

One of my new year's goals is to stop saying sorry when I have no reason to, so I am not going to apologize for four months of silence here on the blog. Instead, I'll just say "Hi!" And "Happy New Year!" and "It's so good to see you."

I have been keeping a journal since I was a little girl. Sometime around high school, I started taking pictures too. I began to sketch shortly after college. All three habits were a way of recording my life's big and small moments, and for a long time I was the family historian. In our little family of four, though, Rama has become the record keeper.

He draws portraits and vignettes of Henry, Maira, himself and me, capturing moments and moods that might otherwise have fleeted away. I am so grateful for the way he sees the world and us, and I know we will always treasure these beautiful windows into our life together.

 

 

 

 

All artwork by Rama Hughes. Visit Rama's sketchbook for more glimpses into his life or contact him to hire him for a portrait commission of your own. 

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Reader Comments (5)

Thank you for being my inspiration.

January 11, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterRama

These are fantastic! How wonderful! Making the rest of us jealous not to have such incredible family historians. :)

January 12, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterJennifer

He so rocks!!!!

January 15, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterPenelope

The sketches are beautiful! I enjoyed the opportunity to see them, thank- you.

January 17, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterEllen Coker

these are so wonderful and amazing!

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