Sunday, July 8, 2012

This is my biological father with my biological grandfather
just before he went to Vietnam.  This is my interpretation
of Charlotte's (aka Suepup) sketch for the White Rabbit
kit from Scraps of Darkness.  I used a clock stencil with some
puffy paint on two of the clock faces and the third is black soot
from Tim Holtz.  The Dusty Attic chippies and also inked
with black soot ink.  I have titled this "Lost" because although
George came back from the war physically, he did not
return mentally.  He was heart broken, worn, torn, and
forever tormented until his last breath and for that I feel such
grief and sorrow for him.  God has a plan for everyone, but I
am still waiting to understand the plan for George and what
it was supposed to do for those of us who also loved and lost
where he was concerned.  I am so grateful everyday for
the man who became dad to me, so thankful to my mother
for giving me the gift of family in the form of an adoptive
dad who also came with grandparents I adored, and the
addition of a brother and sister whom I can't imagine life
without.  I feel honored to have so many that love me and
try everyday to not take advantage of the moments I am
given with each and every one of them.

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