When I was a child the holidays were a special time, and for my family hand made gifts were a huge deal. Often hand written cards, notes, poems, the very tags on items and doodles were highly prized "gifts" and just as important if more highly prized than something that would cost more. I loved to draw words that felt strong, passionate, and noble. During the holidays I'd make cards with these words - Peace, Dream, Hope, Love. Eventually when I was no longer a kid I'd make art just because.