When my son Nick was young we lived in Austin TX, often visiting family in Michigan for the summer. Our first trip was a very long car ride, and Grandma Russell had been impatiently awaiting our arrival. She was so excited to see Nick that she planted a big, very visible lipstick kiss on his cheek! It touched my heart so, I knew this was something I had to draw. I wanted to make it special so I drew a heart of flowers around the portrait. Prior to that time I had not been an avid flower painter but this event got me started down a new path. I hope you enjoy the drawing – to me it’s a golden oldy, loaded with sentiment!