My heart is full of love and gratitude. I was commissioned to do a book board in honor of a friend's recently passed husband. He was a fireman as well as a bee keeper. She said she was tearfully happy with it for she felt as though I was inspired by him. I felt it too. It's an odd thing to paint for someone all the while feeling a connection of deep and grievous love. And yet, joy and comfort prevailed. It was an important message, though esoteric.