Language of Loss When our first child was diagnosed with brain cancer at 18 months, butterflies decorated the oncology wing of the children’s hospital. Their colorful wings adorned the walls and windows, and bedecked doctors’ ties and nurses’ scrubs. When our fourth child was diagnosed with a rare genetic condition, […]
Tag: child loss
When artistic people address grief, they reveal more than their level of artistic talent and design skills. The imagery, composition, and word choices make powerful statements about their worldview. One example I came across recently is a line of empathy cards by Emily McDowell Studio. The designs are text-heavy, meeting […]
It was my birthday last month and I received a priceless gift: All the videos from Knox’s life on DVDs! No gift could equal this. In this stage of grief, watching the happy times we had with Knox is a great comfort. I love watching each and every video, […]
Over the last 18 months, I’ve continued to use art and painting to process the loss of my young son. This painting is another attempt to convey my feelings. It’s simple, really. Having three living children does not diminish the loss of my youngest. Geese often represent providence in Christian […]
Knox is celebrating his 5th birthday in Heaven today, and we miss him. We were priveleged to attend the release of 130 newly hatched Kemp’s Ridley sea turtles early yesterday morning. A crowd gathered along the Padre Island National Seashore and volunteers stood ready to keep the babies safe from seagulls. More […]
Acrylic lift on matboard.
Happy Birthday to my little son in Paradise. Knox would be 4 years old today. I think the hardest part is not being able to say “I love you”; not being able to hold him. He’s been gone 5 and a half months. I miss him terribly. Giving gifts of […]
Knox was here with us for over 3 years, but sometimes it feels more like 3 seconds. The time was so short. Acrylic on Canvas, 24″ X 12″.