I have been breaking my own rules again. I usually don't do portraits. They are hard and scary and intimidating; especially when you draw and paint people that you love. Especially when they are the children of my best friends! Of course I wanted them to come out right and look really good! I felt the fear and did it anyways. Twice. One as a Mother's Day present and one for a wedding present.  The self inflicted pressure!!  I was so nervous. To my huge relief, the gifts brought tears of joy and surprise. Sweet