A few months ago I received a commission via my website for a baby gift. The child's name was going to be Althea and the family wanted a dictionary page in her honor. So I set about trying to locate that name in one of my many stacks of dictionaries. I finally tracked down the name in an old book and discovered that it was a botanical name for Hollyhock.
While emailing back and forth with the customer I learned that the child's mother preferred violet rather than little girl pinks. So I completed the drawing about two months ago and have been waiting for the child arrive so I could include the birth date.
Althea made her entrance this past week and when I was notified I added that date to the page. I thought this was a very sweet commission from a very thoughtful grandmother. I pray for a sweet life ahead for the little one named in my work.