Sunday, March 1, 2020

A Special Gift

Close-up: Sprocket & Matthew McGough
Background: DDA Shannon Presby, Judge Perry, Mark Overland
© by artist Thomas Broersma, all rights reserved.

March 1, 2020
Last Friday, I had dinner with friends and author Matthew McGough. After dinner, Matt surprised me with a special gift.

Eight years ago at the Stephanie Lazarus trial, Thomas Broersma, a young art student came to the trial sat in the back of the gallery and sketched what he saw. Some of his drawings ended up in my daily posts on the Lazarus trial. Unbeknownst to me, Matthew asked Thomas to sketch the both of us. The photo is the drawing that Thomas made for Matthew.

This is a special gift in memory of our time covering the Lazarus trial together. It is hanging in my dining area, along with another special surprise.