I am deeply sad to report that my father, Dick Balzer...
As you can imagine the past week has been difficult.
I'd like to imagine that I could just snap back into my daily routine, but that seems a sisyphean task.
I made a life map -- a kind of collection of icons that represent portions of his life -- for the memorial service and I wanted to share it with you:
Little doodles like this are a super fun way to capture elements of someone's personality. It's an art project with lots of possibilities. Off the top of my head:
- Create a romance map for a wedding invitation -- describing the couples courtship.
- Create a life map as a gift for a friend or family member.
- Make a life map for yourself in your art journal.
- Create an end-of-year recap in doodles and use it instead of a traditional holiday letter or card!
You don't have to be a great artist. A few splashes of paint and some simple lines can have enormous impact.
I'm hoping to get back to some regular blogging in the next week or two. Life is a little uneven at the moment. I'll do my best. :)