This is a special work of art for me. I'd originally done a silhouetted work as a gift for Garth Brooks, but I changed my mind and decided to just sell prints of that one instead because I wanted to do a full color drawing for him rather than a silhouette. This is the finished full color and I'm very proud of the finished product. Once it was complete, we (my mother and I) framed it, packaged it for extremely safe shipping, and boarded a plane with it from my home in southern Louisiana to Las Vegas, Nevada, where I delivered it to Garth during his show at the Wynn Las Vegas Encore theater. I received word from his security that he instructed them to tell me he loved it and was taking it home with him, so I assume it is now hanging in his ranch house in Oklahoma. The reason I decided to do this work with full framing and air delivery for Garth is because he has inspired me ever since I was a little girl and has always been a very important part of my life. Believe it or not, I became a fan when I was only two years old. His music and his voice just moves my soul and has always provided a safe place for me, especially when I was scared as a child. He is also one of the most humble men one could ever meet despite having sold more records than Elvis Presley, so in truth, the simple reason that I chose to honor him is because he deserves to be. I also wanted to repay him for everything he and his music have done for me. His lyrics have such powerful messages and they give me hope for a better future for this world we all share.
"This heart still believes that love and mercy still exist while all the hatreds rage and so many say that love is all but pointless in madness such as this. It's like trying to stop a fire with the moisture from a kiss. I hear them saying "You'll never change things and no matter what you do, it's still the same thing," but it's not the world that I am changing. I do this so this world will know that it will not change me. As long as one heart still holds on, then hope is never really gone." —The Change, 1995