a young nakedpastor reader draws my portrait

A 9 year old girl, Shena, likes my cartoons. Her father told me that she would love to see a video of me drawing a cartoon. She wanted to see how I did it. I created a video just for her. You can watch it HERE. Shena is struggling with an illness. So I dedicated the cartoon to her and sent her the original drawing.

In return she drew my portrait and sent this drawing to me. I think it’s pretty darn good. She’s definitely got talent. I hope she uses it. Here’s the note she wrote to me on the back of it:

“Here’s an ORIGINAL picture of you! Thx for the video! <3 Shena <3

Things like this make it worthwhile. Thanks Shena.

About David Hayward

David Hayward runs the blog nakedpastor as a graffiti artist on the walls of religion where he critiques religion… specifically Christianity and the church. He also runs the online community The Lasting Supper where people can help themselves discover, explore and live in spiritual freedom.

  • Chester McMackin

    GOLLEE !! That Shena has sure got talent. She captured you with a lassoo and held your face to the paper she drew you on.

    MAGNIFIQUE !!!!!!

  • Shary Hauber

    She did a great job.

  • http://religiouscomics.net/ Jeff P

    Shena, great job! You definitely have lots of talent. Keep it up.

    P.S. I met my wife in a painting class.

  • http://triangulations.wordpress.com/ Sabio Lantz

    Wow, Shena was very, very excited to read this !! Actually, she read it off my cell phone on the way to the hospital yesterday (she is doing fine). She lit up! “I’m famous”, she said jokingly (but of course with hints of joy!)

    So thanks for the posting. She loved the original drawing you sent her and even more that it has your personal greeting to her.

    She continues to draw and your video was even more inspiring. Thanx again.

  • http://nakedpastor.com/ nakedpastor

    thanks for this Sabio. Tell her hi!

  • Julie Anne

    I love this! I think you should frame your portrait, David. I can’t wait to show my 10-yr old the video. He has drawn pictures for my blog related to spiritual abuse: sheep, wolves, churches, etc.

  • http://nakedpastor.com/ nakedpastor

    that’s cool. what’s your blog’s url?

  • Julie Anne

    Here you go, David. This links to the posts with his drawings. http://spiritualsoundingboard.com/category/spiritual-sounding-board/resident-artist-drawings/

  • http://nakedpastor.com/ nakedpastor

    Hey I LOVE the drawings. Nice touch!!! That parable sucked me in!! http://spiritualsoundingboard.com/2012/07/10/a-parable-of-suffering/

  • Julie Anne

    I have an amazing group of readers. It’s been a while since I read the parable, but Craig is a pastor who found my story through MSNBC, came to the blog and hasn’t left. He’s never experienced church abuse, but he has a great heart of grace and love and is such an encouragement to my readers. We got to meet last summer and he’s the real deal. Love it!