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Monday, October 25, 2010


Webster's defines "Courage" as:
Mental or moral strength to venture, persevere, and withstand danger, fear, or difficulty. 

"Courage"  Mixed acrylic piece. 
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I know courage parents and dear friends are "Courage"s defined.

This month we know as breast cancer awareness.
My mom was diagnosed with "it" over five years ago.  We celebrate as she is in remission. 
Though it has taught my sister and I to take it seriously and get regular testing.  

"Heart" mixed acrylic piece. 
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Both my parents were smokers. 
It looked so glamours when we were kids to watch them or the beautiful actors on the TV. 
I remember my sister and I pretending one day in the cold morning air with candy imitations.  One of the neighbors saw us and told my mom.  It's a memory, but I remember knowing then that I would never smoke. 
I saw it's ugly hold on them and am thankful when they finally broke free of it's steel like grip.

When my Dad was diagnosed in the spring of 2009 with stage 4 lung cancer, we were all heart broken.  Dad was a baker working with flour everyday for most of his career.  Combined with smoking had developed CPOD and has been living with it for many years. 

"Learn"  Mixed acrylic piece.
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 As with my family and dear 'Couragous" friends, we cherish each day. 
It has breathed renewed life into our commitments and priorities. 
I find my passion to express and relate is by creating. 
All of my works and collections are apart of me and "Courage" is the dearest. 
The colors chosen in this initial works represent the different cancers that affect my family and friends today. 
The words, quotes and art were carefully choosen to inspire all living with "it" to remember their strength, grace and wisdom.    

"My friend"  Mixed acrylic piece.
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 Pink:  Breast, Black:  Melanoma, White/pearl:  Lung and Lavender for all cancers. 

I pray for a cure for all families and people living with cancer and hope this
collection will help remind them along the jouney that they are not alone.  

I love you Mom & Dad with all my heart.  
Thanks to my dear friend, Ms. P. for asking me to share. 
I am humbled by all their courage.  

xoxo, Darla


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  2. courageous indeed!
    i love that theme throughout your work.