Just listed this painting on Ebay. It's been a while since I've painted an angel and I want to thank those who have asked me why I have not done so. I've been so busy with so many things (although I did list the Santa Rosy painting that you can look at below) and as ashamed as I am to admit it, I guess I kind of gave up on my faith and have been under so much stress and heartache.
I've only told my wonderful BWBA group members about my Dad who was diagnosed with cancer back in August. They have been so wonderful with their prayers and words of encouragement but I'm just so heartbroken and destroyed over this. I know that we can't be on this earth forever and I can accept the fact that we all have to pass on someday. But it's the doctors, the aggravation of our health care system that angers me so much and the bull crap of paperwork and tests and scans and rescheduled appointments and whatnot that my Dad has to be subjected to.
Most of all, I fear that he will hurt. I simply don't want my Dad to go, yet I don't want him to suffer. I know that there are so many others out there in similar situations and I feel for all of you going through this. How different it is when it's ourselves and our families facing something like this.
Then I realize that there are so many people that are suffering in so many other ways too, whether it's the economy, loss of employment, losing a home or what have you. I'm so surprised to find out how much that people I'm close to and thought I knew are hurting either financially or with some other crisis when it just seems like on the surface their lives are perfect and I'm shocked to find out otherwise. It comes down to the fact that we ALL have to face things in our lives that we don't want to and we must find the strength to endure.
So I prayed. It actually made me feel so much better and gave me the fuel to paint something that I hope inspires others in some way. I've heard it said so many times before that art is therapy and they are exactly right! But I found out too that prayer is therapy. So combining the two just seemed like a match made in heaven!