Mixed Media Artist

They Won’t Be Forgotten

This is a 6″x36″ mixed media painting on paper covered canvas. The sides are 1.5″ and are painted red.
This painting is SOLD
I am speaking of dreams. You can’t hide them or deny them. Your buried dreams come back to haunt you in the form of regret. But dreams can be a burden even if you recognize and embrace them daily by trying to accomplish them, once you’ve dreamed them up there is no putting them to bed , they are out there, reminding us of what we hope for and what we are striving for. We constantly hold a measuring stick up against them; am I there yet? Is this what I wanted, or was it something more? To be honest, do we ever really come to the point where we can say, “now I have done it”. We are forever thinking of new dreams, new aspirations, the next goal that we want to achieve. And thank goodness, really, otherwise life would be rather dull. The difference between the burden of dreams unrealized and dreams ignored is regret. The difference between the burden of dreams unrealized and dreams ignored is YOU. Maybe you can feel frustrated or dissatisfied with not actually getting your dreams to where you want them to be but knowing that you really tried, and I mean really tried, is the real difference .

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7 responses

  1. Your talent is so overwhelming that it moves me to tears quite regularly. This is no exception.

    I think what you are speaking of is growth. Going to an edge over and over again so that we are pushed to that uncomfortable and unfamiliar place where dreams are realized one step at a time. Sometimes the newness of that edge creates butterflies that send us afloat. Other times it feels far more like dread, and worry. But the end result is that we have taken ourselves further than we were before. Opened up a new crevice of potential. Either way the feeling sure let’s us know we are alive.

    October 25, 2010 at 3:07 am

    • Well said, as always! I am feeling pretty ‘alive’ right now! Ha, ha!

      October 25, 2010 at 3:11 am

  2. Paige

    Oh my oh my…I love her hands and gown, and the way that she is contained, but just barely… Will this piece be available in your Etsy store by any chance? It is beautiful!

    October 26, 2010 at 2:50 am

  3. wonderful as always

    November 3, 2010 at 6:22 pm

  4. Lynn Mamet

    astonishingly moving.

    November 15, 2010 at 7:10 pm

  5. Shannon Kohlman

    I would love a copy of this print – definitely my favorite of the other incredible art posted.

    January 7, 2011 at 5:21 pm

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