2020 had a rough ending for my family as we’ve dealt with an unexpected loss. But I get by with a little help from my friends. Living on the homestead with my animals has been a tremendous stress reliever and I find I am ready to get back to the work of creating. 🙂
We started our homestead awhile back and now have 12 chickens that are old enough to give us the most delicious eggs! Our birds are so gentle and loving. They like to nap on you while you pet them. You are what you eat and we are feelin the love!
“Stick With Me”
Mixed Media Dog Art Painting Collage
This was a hard piece for me to create. It wasn’t so much the labor, as it was the emotion. This beautiful boy was my Bacchus. He was one of the most exuberant and loving dogs I have ever known. Like all Great Danes, he had his goofy side. But he also had an intuitive understanding of the feelings in the people and animals around him. He was a sensitive.
We lost him way too soon to bone cancer. It was devastating to see a dog with so much life and joy be brought down so quickly. We did not let him suffer at all. We sent him away peacefully BEFORE the pain meds stopped working. It seemed the right thing to do. It’s strange that I do not remember much about his passing other than seeing my daughter drape her little body over his and tell him goodbye. It is like I’ve blocked a lot of it out, but the tears came then and they are coming now as I look back.
Bacchus visits me in my dreams quite often. More than any other animal that I have ever had the privilege to care for. The visions of him are always very real. I smell him and feel his warmth. I am keenly aware of his presence and energy. I have the feeling of actually being “with him”. It is so intense that I expect to wake up with a tuft of his hair in my hands. I miss him and do believe we will be reunited someday.
For now, I simply share him with others in my words, pictures and in my art…
I am a huge proponent of re-purposed art. Once an original piece is created, it is a stand alone artwork. But, it doesn’t have to be a one and done. You can continue to build on it indefinitely. I love seeing just how far my creativity can go…These dogs are the result of one such journey. Enjoy!
About a month before an election is a great time to step away from the glowing screens and enjoy nature, animals, a good book….really anything that is life affirming and healthy. That’s why I have not been blogging. I voted and hope you will too. And now we all wait…
birds, birds of a feather, Colorful Art, colorful birds, farmhouse decor, feathers, horned owl, native american, owl, owl art, owl paintings, owl pop art, owl prints, owls, rustic decor, spirit animal
I’ve always had a fascination with owls…Especially the way they can move their heads and those enormous eyes! I think I’ve captured them with some fun colorful flair!
Artist, bright colors, colorful, Colorful Art, creating art, creative gifts, creativiity, creativity, decorating ideas, home decor, home decorating ideas, imagination, mandala, mandala art, sharon cummings
Imagining new art, a World without Covid, peace in America and healing for so many…
See MORE Here…