Teacher Sketches Tributes to Sandy Hook Victims
Valerie Davis crafts drawings in memory of students killed in Connecticut school shooting.
After the deadly school shootings, Easton Area Middle School art teacher Valerie Davis said everything was like a blur.
"I didn't know how to mourn," she said.
Then came another blur: 12 days of non-stop drawing, as Davis created 26 portraits of each of the victims.
"I would start drawing at 5 a.m.," she said. "That's all I did...my whole entire holiday."
Davis displayed the results of her work Friday afternoon at the Easton Boys & Girls Club, but she wanted club members to do more than look.
She asked the children to look at the pictures, and to write letters that will go to the families of the victims. Davis plans to deliver the letters to Connecticut herself.
Before the kids got to work, they walked the room, examining the portraits. Some of them took photos on their cellphones, and posted them to Facebook.
A boy got to the last portrait in the row: Ana Marquez-Greene, age 6.
"She's so little," he said, although he himself wasn't ready for high school. "She's so little."