I hate sad news. I hate watching my parents age. I hate seeing their friends health start to fail, people I’ve known all my life. And so this painting came to be. I got news that one of my parents dearest friends had a heart attack and was in the hospital. Immediately I wanted to do “something” for them. I asked, what is he into, what does he like? Mom mentioned that he had a miniature train track set up in their living room and the light bulb came on. I instantly knew exactly what I was going to do and here it is completed. This is the third time this year that I’ve gotten similar news… not counting my mom breaking her ankle. Each time I’ve had art already made that “fit” them. This time was the first that the healing process of hearing the news helped me deal with it. It’s getting varnished as I type… (between coats drying…)
If your into creating and making wonderfully beautiful things… give some away! Don’t try to sell each and every creation. You will bring so much joy to someone and make them feel SO special. I’ve heard time and time again that when your are giving… your hand is out to receive. Don’t give for the soul purpose of receiving though. Give for the joy of giving. Even if it’s as simple as a smile, a hug, or a helping hand. We all have so much more than we think we do. Try giving something… as small as it may be… to someone and see how it makes your heart soar! Happy TGIF and God Bless!