Monday, February 27, 2012

Day 26 and 27

photo.JPG by lelloavengers
photo.JPG, a photo by lelloavengers on Flickr.
Darla Paterson, she's Dex's Mom. She keeps herself very busy with a job at the library, and her etsy shop selling flowers she makes from the pages of discarded books and dryer sheets. She promised to show me how to make them soon.
She's still in love with an Irishman named Shane McCollumn. Unfortunately he's a family man with a wife and 5 children. He's been married 15 years and has 4 strong boys, not a redhead among them, and one redhaired daughter. His daughter's hair flows to her waist, thin and fine. She has down syndrome and a sweet smile.
Darla and Shane met at the bakery in Dublin where she went every morning to get her coffee and Shane would be there getting his daughter a cranberry muffin. They started with small talk and hellos and moved to sitting together and sharing personal stories. They shared 28 days together once they realized they were in love. Even when her company ended her stay in ireland she coulnd't get over her 68 days, and even now doesn't bother to look at other men.
There is one man in her life and that's Dex. Dex's father was Johnathan Blake, the son of a preacher man. He was 18 when she was 22 and he was one of those gorgeous boys with tousled hair, tan skin and a smile that was way too white and confident. He put no effort into his looks or appeal as he didn't need to. His look melted the hearts of all the school girls and Darla should have been smarter when he brought her that bouquet of little blue flowers. She'd even seen him strolling down dirt roads in his jeans on the way to visit various farmer's daughters. She found out she was pregnant with Dex at the same time her best friend, Pammy confided in her that she'd been seeing johnathan and was worried she might be pregnant. They raised there kids together after moving to the city, and are still friends today except Pammy has married the perfect man and has less time for Darla now.


  1. They look great together! Wonderful faces and stories. Love them!

  2. Your portraits are really good!! Great stories too. :-) Happy CED! xoxo

  3. Wonderful sketches.....but, Poor Darla. It hasn't been easy for her :(

  4. I love your faces and stories. What will happen to poor Darla next?

  5. I love:

    1. This sketch.
    2. This story.
    3. The fact that your falling women are smiling :)

  6. with your stories nearby your faces are so alive and meaningful... I love it