During one of my last visits with my Aunt Lex, she showed me a picture of a bird of paradise and told me how she had a dream of me painting the flower on her face. She envisioned having her makeup done, putting on a fabulous outfit and taking pictures. I loved the idea and knew she would look beautiful in avant-garde makeup. Unfortunately, her skin was too sensitive from the cancer treatments, and we were never able to bring her vision to life. I did this drawing as a tribute, finishing it over the Memorial Day weekend.