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Guymon, Oklahoma, United States
I am blessed to live where my grandfather homesteaded, to have three beautiful daughters who are my best friends, to have six delightful grandchildren who live nearby, to be married to my sweetheart of 35 years and to thrill to the special magic of creating my own works of art. I'll never cease to thrill to witnessing new ideas and images come to life from the point of a pencil or splash of a brush. I am blessed.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

FIREFIGHTER

Firefighter
15.5" x 17" Mixed Media Drawing on Distressed, Dictionary Page

This is the final, new piece I am building for my upcoming OKC Art Show.  I have often had requests for dictionary drawings to honor specific occupations and I have created a few.  I've had people asking for a Fireman page for years and I was thrilled when I recently discovered this gender-neutral page with the word Firefighter.

Firefighters are extraordinary people wherever they are.  They make incredible sacrifices and serve our communities is heroic fashion.  I admire them very much.  Oklahoma City firefighters hold a very special place in my heart and in the hearts of others in our state.  They were the brave, first responders who answered the call when the federal building in Oklahoma City was bombed years ago.  I knew a number of those responders and they were forever changed by that day.

My art booth next week will be set just a few blocks from the sight of the OKC bombing.  It is a beautiful memorial now and a very sacred place to visit.  I am a little emotional that I will have this tribute hanging in my booth as a small reminder of my appreciation and affection for our fantastic firefighters.

1 comment:

Lil Ol Me said...

I have come across your work on Pinterest today. I wanted to tell you that I absolutely LOVE what you create. Your work is stunning. I wish I lived in the US so I could order lots of prints and not have to pay such ridiculous postage fees etc. My daughter who now lives in Mexico would want the book piece. She is mad on books but it was the ballet shoes piece that caught my eye for my little nieces. They would just love one of those prints. I guess I will have to start saving now.
Your work is truly wonderful, I could look at your pieces all day long.
From Jenne in the UK