This Grandpa’s Drawings Connect His Family Around the Globe
To see more of Chan’s art, follow @drawings_for_my_grandchildren on Instagram.
After two of his grandchildren moved away, Chan Jae Lee (@drawings_for_my_grandchildren) started sketching for the first time in many years. “My son was worried I didn’t have anything to do anymore,” says Chan, a former high school teacher who used to spend time every day with his family in São Paulo. “I used to draw for my son and his sister when they were young. He had the idea I could draw again and said I should show my drawings on Instagram.” At first, Chan was hesitant, but his sketches became a daily practice, connecting him with a former hobby and, despite the distance, his grandchildren. “I’m a 75-year-old retired grandpa who doesn’t know anything about technology. I was able to start Instagram with the help from my family. It brings lots of joy and connects us all every day. I believe if I can do this, anyone, with the help from their family, can do it too.”