I’m sad to say I lost my Mom on Sept. 29th. It has been a tough week, yet with the support of family and friends we’ve been able to take it one day at a time.
I lost my Dad in 2010.
I am in my 50’s. I’m seeing my girls grow up.
I look out the window to see autumn leaves changing from green to reds, yellows and oranges.
On one of my walks in the morning, I thought about the season’s change. There is a season for everything. In autumn the leaves of the past season nourish the next spring. There are seasons in our life. A lot of my aunts and uncles have passed on. Those before us supported and nourished our generation. There is a continuum. The leaves fall. Flowers grow and bloom, then wither. The flowers and leaves decompose and nourish the soil. Our children will grow up and learn. They grow with each experience. They will meet the world as it is in their time. It will be our turn to nourish this new generation as we go forward.
“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.”
For more information, contact Darla (firstname.lastname@example.org) or visit SoldierPortraits.org.