I created this piece in honor of my good friend’s 80th birthday. She is from St. Petersburg, Russia, and arrived in America in 1997. Though she has been through so many trials and tribulations, she continues to find purpose in life through helping others. Our bond was immediate and we enjoy preparing Shabbat together every Friday morning. She makes some of her famous Russian delicacies, and my family gets to partake in the food that she so lovingly prepares. While we prepare, we dance, sing, share stories, and laugh a lot! I love her dearly and was happy to present her with this painting which represents our precious friendship.