“Cherish the Memories”
This past month there were a few people we knew and loved, a brother-in-law’s father, a good friend, and step father-in-law that passed away.
Reminded, though we were sad, that we’re all connected. Family and friends were there to support one another. We gathered to comfort and be present with each other.
There was talk of memories of the person passed. Talking about the times we had together. Remembering the moments that stood out for us.
We are mortals.
Each life is just a unit of time in space.
Yet there are some moments when we get a glimpse that we are connected to something much bigger than ourselves.
And so we can feel not so alone but a part of it all.
The below feature art work is a portrait I did years ago.
The pony had been the family pony. Many little children got a ride on his back.
Their granddaughter would be at the farm on a show day and would eventaully get a ride on his back.
The pony was on in his years and they wanted a portrait to remember him with.
I did this portrait of “Oliver” with their granddaughter on him.
“Oliver and his Young Rider”
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“Le Cadeau du Cheval“
Several artists in the Equine Art Guild were a part of this unique tribute to the horse. Click on the image above to read all about it and the artists who participated in it’s creation, as well as see where it will be coming to a location near you in the coming year!
Darla Dixon organized a group of artists who will create no-charge compassionate portraits for the families who have lost a loved one in Operation Iraqi Freedom/Operation Enduring Freedom. We are looking for artists to join our efforts, and also for non-artists who will help spread the word about this free service and token of our gratitude to families who have sacrificed so much.”
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