A year ago today, the world lost my grandfather Honesto after being placed in hospice care for two weeks on his 88th birthday. During that time period, people came to see him on his final days from his closest friends and relatives, to fellow colleagues, and even those that never met him.
During the Save A Tahanan’s 30th Anniversary BBQ back in September, we paid tribute to his memory with a memorial wall and legacy table, even though I wanted him to be there in person.
In honor of him, one of my most popular greeting cards is entitled God Bless, with a blue sky and a cross to salute him and others who have gone before us, especially our fallen soldiers.
We will never forget you Papa Honesto! RIP
Hope everyone has a great 4th of July! Thank you to all our men and women for serving our great country! Those who are doing fireworks or watching them tonight, please stay safe out there!
Last night, I watched the Oakland A’s take on the Houston Astros with my friend, Justin. Even though it was scoreless the first 5 innings, we ended up losing 5-1.
As mentioned about my interest in sports, my next set of greeting cards may include the A’s logo in different colors of green, gold, grey, and white. They may not look exactly like the real one, but it’ll have my own custom flair to it. In addition, I’ll also include the San Francisco Giants for those who follow them, even though I don’t.
For football season, I’ll create some for both the 49ers and the Raiders, along with the NFL logo and other teams as well for my passionate of football.
For basketball season, I’ll create some for my Sacramento Kings and the 2017 NBA Champion Golden State Warriors. If I just created cards for my teams only, people may feel left out! So it’s good to include other fans as well!
Friday was probably the best seller. Saturday came next and Sunday was the slowest, perhaps because of the heat. In the end, we managed to raise $95 for STI. Thanks to those who stopped by and saw my work. Thank you also to those who bought cards and paintings. Hope for a better turnout next year.
Meet me at the Artist’s Alley at the Alameda County Fair in Pleasanton, California, from Friday, June 16, to Sunday, June 18, where you can purchase paintings, cards, and drawings. Check out my paintings pages for a glimpse of some of my work.
It would be great to meet you in person.