A couple of days after I first started making art again, I decided to create a portrait of Rika, to celebrate the day she would have turned 90 years old. I didn't really know how to start, but I decided that if I truly wanted to make art, it didn't matter how, I just needed to finish it. And I did.
There are lots of things that I'm not happy with in the painting. I don't even know if I want to create portraits in this way. All I know is that it felt so good to just create it, thinking about her and the adventures we had together, while doing so.