Sunflowers are like sunshine

When my brothers and I were little, we lived in base housing in Vogelweh, Germany. We lived in a large pink building (#1125, why we remember things like that, I don’t know) that was four stories high. We lived on the fourth floor and of course, no elevator. Anyway, I vividly remember walking to and from school everyday and one summer a beautiful sunflower began to grow right in front of our building entrance door. Everyday it greeted us when we came home and there it stood , all alone. It was tall, straight, bold and beautiful. To me, it depicted strength and confidence and my mom taught us (and the neighborhood kids) to not touch it but to respect it so it could continue to grow, brighten up our world, and welcome us home everyday. I’ve never shared this story but is why I love sunflowers so much! 🌻 ❤️ Some things we learn as a child will stay with us forever.

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Pink Tusks

Going down memory lane and remembering when I painted this large acrylic piece on un-stretched canvas a few years back. I’m excited because my next project is to complete a large mural with children in South Africa to honor their White Lions! Stay tuned…

Crazy Covid Says Stay-at-Home 2020

March, April, May, June, July… the rabbit keeps going and going and going!
Wear a mask, wash your hands, wear a mask, wash your hands.
Drive-thru dinner, take-a-walk and Zoom all day!
Geez, when is this crazy Covid going to be a chapter in the history books?
Numbers are climbing again and again and again..
Positive tests go up, deaths go up, unemployment goes up!
Jobs go down, paychecks go down, socials go down. Six feet apart or you’ll be six feet deep.
No more teachers, no more school…
We’re living in virtual world…
Please tell me it isn’t real.
Wear a mask, wash your hands, wear a mask, wash your hands.
Drive-thru dinner, take-a-walk and Zoom all day!