Saturday, January 25, 2014

the Adora project

Recently, I received a nice email from a father of a a cute little girl, named Adora. He became a first time dad at age 56 and for the last 2 years, he has been commissioning artists from all over the world, to do portraits of his little girl. Unbelievably, in the 2 plus years since, there have been over 1000 artworks created by over 700 artists! Quite the legacy he is creating for his daughter and I was happy to participate! You can check out his blog here

Adora has a wish list that artists can use as a starting point for their piece, or they can come up with their own inspiration. I chose to show Adora with  the dog, Hatchi from the Richard Gere movie with the same name. I had never heard of the movie, but who can resist drawing a cute puppy alongside a little girl :). I added the rabbit from a photo of Adora with a brown bunny. Lastly, I consulted my resident 8th grade French students, what the correct translation of "I adore you," was for an added lettering touch.

It was a fun little project and I encourage any other interested artists to join in the fun. Adora's family often pays a token amount to the artist, or will make a contribution to the charity of your choice. If interested, contact Adora's dad on the blog for more details.


  1. This is great! What a lovely project to be a part of. :)

    1. thank you so much, Lauren and thanks also for dropping by :)

  2. Darling....
    What a unique way to chronicle his child's life. I love that there are links to the artists sites. I perused some, but golly, there are a lot to see! Thanks for sharing.

  3. What a lovely illustration. Thanks for sharing the project info :) !