July 22, 2009
So hold your loved ones close today, whisper in their ear, Tell them how much you love them and that you'll always hold them dear. ~Norma Cornett Marek
It has been a while since I posted. In truth I have been struggling with my painting for a while. But it has also been a sad week for my family and I float in and out of tears and inner reflection that I suppose many go through when we lose someone so young.
My sister's step son has passed on from his fight with cancer. He was twelve. He was a such a great kid and in my mind a very strong and brave young man. He was smart, funny and quite the talker. My sister said he was just beginning to notice girls - he had told his mom there was a girl he thought was "hot"! I'm sure there were some girls who thought he was pretty "hot" too. He will be missed by everyone. My heart goes out to his parents, his sister, and to my sister who loved him as her own. She posted this quote the night he passed. I think it is a good reminder to tell the ones we love just how much.
The painting was inspired by a dance choreographed last season by Mia Michaels on So You think You Can Dance. (one of my favorite shows) It was danced to Ave Maria. Mia is also one of my favorites. Her choreography is so creative and inspiring and I would love to give this to her in appreciation for the gift of her art. Mia, are you out there?
6x8 oil on Canvas
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