Monday, February 23, 2009

Happy Birthday Daddy!

Photos by: Jessica Chapman

Well, here it is... Joe's special birthday surprise. This was illustrated by Joni Walker. I met Joni through Etsy. She purchased a custom order Abe Lincoln pillow for her son's bedroom. After looking at her shop, I fell in love with her art and custom illustrations. She does great work, and so, I came up with the idea of getting a drawing done for Joe of he and Camden playing catch. This fictional area is our "someday" house with a sandlot in the backyard.

One of the things that Joe treasures is playing catch with Camden. It's a father, son thing- and being a kid who never had a dad to play catch with, one of the "special" things that he always talked about sharing with Camden is a game of catch. He and Camden both love baseball so much so I thought this would be a very cool birthday gift for Joe.

Joe now has an office at the capital building, so this will hang in his office. (Although I'm very sad to see it go!)

I have posted close ups of the people below, so you can see each person.

Joni is a published author and illustrator of Christian children's books. To see more of her work, go to: or to view her etsy shop, go to



Mary said...

What an absolutely wonderful gift! I love it!

Stephanie said...

That came out AMAZING!!!!