Portrait painting is so difficult, and this one was particularly challenging for me for some reason. The tiniest change in the angle of any of the facial lines can turn a smile into a smirk, calm expression into worry or anger, etc. Even the age of the person is too easily altered by the slightest mistake. Rearranging facial features--moving an eye up or down, etc---always makes me think of my kids mixing up the features of Mr. Potato Head.
ANERA's words are much more powerful than any of mine could be, so I will shamelessly copy and paste from their website. They are the people on the ground in Gaza and can report the situation much more accurately than I can. I am a supporter of ANERA and partner with them to show you the real children who benefit from their work.
If you would like to learn more about ANERA's work, please visit their website at www.anera.org
and donate if you can.