Cate and Daniel
We met them around the same time as Holly and Clay. Cate and I are kindred creative spirits. They are both ridiculously attractive and talented people who serenade one another with guitar and ukulele while cooking dinner in the evenings. If I didn’t love them so much I would probably hate them. I wanted to portray them with cheesy perfection like Marie and Donny Osmond. Even though they were siblings and not married, it still fits because Cate once told me that it turns out her and Daniel are fifth cousins. Hahaha.
Maria and Gabe
Maria and Gabe are my Mexican friends that neither speak Spanish or actually descend from Mexican families. They are Columbian and Native American but she says it’s easier just to let everyone assume they are Mexican. They have made us and our children feel loved, fed, and entertained. In the early years of their marriage they were truckers in the western United States. I would like to have painted their faces on the side of a big rig wearing royal robes and crowns…but a simple sketch will fit better on their wall.
She told me she wants to get a tattoo that says “Sincera” which means nice, or sincere in Spanish and a skull. Such a combination of sympathy and pain is a good description of her sweet soul as well as her occupation. Since she is such a fan of vintage pin up/goth girl style, I decided to do a caricature of her. Maybe someday it will need a tattoo added.