Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Illustration Friday - "Sign"

About 8 years ago, I met my friend Leila. I had been learning some sign language from books and I introduced myself to her at church. She and her husband are both deaf from birth and they have two hearing daughters. Leila is an amazing person. She was born and raised in Lebanon and grew up lipreading Arabic and French and using Arabic Sign Language. After her father died, her mother moved Leila and her 3 brothers to the U.S. Leila was 16. She missed 1 year of school while she started learning to lipread English and to sign ASL, then she went to a Deaf Institute for high school and graduated. She was sworn in as a U.S. citizen in 2000. She is an excellent teacher and friend. Her two gorgeous girls are like our daughters too. God definitely put us together!j(My sign name is a combination of the letter "P" and the sign for "art." Leila's sign name is a combination of the letter "L" and "long hair.")

jDrawn with Micron black pen and colored pencil.

6 comments:

Nancy Bea said...

I love it!

platinum blonde said...

fantastic!

Vhrsti said...

How wonderful works here!!!

studio lolo said...

What an amazing story!! Thanks for sharing it. And I love the sequence of the sentence the way it's drawn out. Perfect!

fatty said...

beautiful story and artwork!!

Angel said...

I think sign language is beautiful. You did a wonderful job.