The Red Poppy Festival in Georgetown Texas is always a huge hit and this weekend’s event did not disappoint. There were fun events, good food and lots of arts and crafts to purchase. Coming home from the city square my neighbor’s yard caught my eye. There, in orange/yellow brilliance were poppies of another sort competing with the Red Poppies scattered through the county. I couldn’t resist…I HAD to paint them! Orange Poppies On Parade Click To Enlarge
This week a friend asked me to create a sympathy card for him to give to a friend who had lost her father, a “sort of” believer. My friend commented that the one I painted for a mutual friend, who lost his sister, would be perfect. In fact he wanted the card to be “just like that one”. Hum. I have never been challenged with creating a duplicate of one of my paintings. I accepted that challenge and both I and my customer were very pleased. The name of the painting, shown below, is “Coming Home”. Please click on it to enlarge. The scene is from a photograph a friend sent me when she traveled through the Armenian Quarter of Old Jerusalem. Today, April 24, is the 100th anniversary of the Armenian genocide at the hands of the Muslim Ottoman Empire in Turkey. 1.5 million Christian Armenians were killed by the Turks during the first genocide of the 20th century in this horrific Ottoman caliphate. Chillingly these long ago Christians were told, ‘If you embrace …
When the weather turns cold with the wind howling through the trees, and things look bleak….look for an opening to find warmth and endless possibilities; then, give thanks. Click on painting to enlarge and enjoy Artist: Kathy Sweeney Watercolor and ink
I give thanks for Blue Birds and all the happiness they bring click to enlarge Watercolor and pen
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