Drawn reports in the form of the portraits - war in Ukraine. February 12-19, 2023.

February 12-19, 2023. Days 354-360 of war.
This week I was drawing my parents in person. It is hard to overstate how grateful I am for this.

During the week we talked about so many things that it would be impossible to list everything. I scanned most of the portraits that I drew. There might be more as I am still unpacking and reorganizing my travel notes. 

To spend this time with them was an amazing gift. To hug them, to chat and cook together, walk their walks, take pictures together, draw together, talk about hard things and everyday things, about family and friends. Be together. The time flew by too quickly. But it was great!


  1. This is so heartwarming, Nina. I'm glad they are in Croatia, for their safety's sake. I do hope they will get to return to their home.

  2. thank you! I am glad to share these good news.

  3. I am so glad to see this update and so happy for you. I appreciate your continued updates.

  4. I'm so happy for all of you that you had that time together! They look great! (I must say that they look much younger than you draw them ;-) )

    1. thank you :) well, I got a better screen for them to call me - perhaps I will draw better now :)