I was asked by a friend who is also a school teacher if i I had any art that I could donate to her school’s silent auction. I first thought of my recent pastel pieces (below: see Protective Brother) but then i would have to mat and frame them which would be costly. So i discussed with her the possibility of an acrylic on canvas that would her school. The school mascot a dolphin and the motto this year “Let your light shine”. I immediately pictured a dolphin in the moonlight and ended up adding a child sitting high on a rock with a raised lantern: a feeling that she is looking for someone to return and raising the lantern to guide them. She gets a glimpse of a dolphin leaping which must have taken her mind off of the worry the tall waves had built in her mind. I considered including a sailboat being tossed about but decided instead that the picture story is of shining your light, hope, and the gift of the beautiful dolphin.