Look what we did!

When Dennis died, there was an emptiness that had to be filled and I took up painting.  At the time, I didn’t know whether I could really paint at all.  When I was 11, my Mom enrolled me in 3-hr/week art classes over the summer vacation but we worked with Watercolor and Point Perspective over the ten-week course.  When I began painting again, I chose to experiment in acrylics.

Over the past 10-months, there’s been a vast improvement so my friend, Marilyn convinced me to enter some paintings in the State Fair……Saturday, I found out that I placed 1st-place in the Beginner’s division, up against others who have been painting for up to 3-years!  I was floored!!  It wasn’t until Monday that I made my way to the fair to see for myself.  It was so unreal to see my painting of a Dalmation showcased with all the other winners.

Dennis was the reason for starting and then over time, he became my muse, my inspiration for painting.  I wish he were here to see what has been accomplished because of him.  I think he would have been proud of me.

I see things on tv about new shows that I know he would have loved and it makes me sad.  There’s so much that he’s missed and will be missing now that he’s gone,  I will keep painting for both of us and hopefully, this weekend, I can plant some Spring bulbs with a small amount of his ashes so that he will always be a part of this place where he spent some of the happiest moments of his life.

I still cry over my loss and for all the things he’s missed and will miss.  I still need him but he’s in my heart and in my paintings.  He will live on thru them and continue to be the inspiration for them.  It’s the least that I can do.  It’s the only thing that I can do to keep him alive in my heart.  No one can or will ever replace him….not ever.

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About Elemental Diffusion

Quiet, laid-back, spiritually focused, a seeker of truth....difficult, opinionated...living more inside, participating less, observing more...thoughtful, analytic, keeping to myself --but need an outlet, a place to write so my head won't explode and I can stay fairly sane....old enough and experienced enough to have learned a few things along the way ---mostly the hard-way....Here, I expect to hold little back and write about a variety of life stories and about the people in my life and other strange encounters.
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