Saturday, December 15, 2012

My heart is heavy with sadness....

Hi everyone -- 

Along with everyone else today...my heart is heavy with sadness for the lives lost in Connecticut. 

I can't even imagine being one of the parents or family member of those innocent lives that were lost today -- I just cannot imagine..... 

 I felt compelled to create this canvas tonight. This is my hearts way in coping with yesterday's tragedy. I had it on my mind soon after I heard the news -- I couldn't not make this, my heart told me otherwise....

I used the words from Phillip Phillip's song "Home" 











 In case you can't read my handwriting ... here is the lyrics to the song I used as part of my inspo....

"Home"
Phillip Phillips

Hold on, to me as we go
As we roll down this unfamiliar road
And although this wave is stringing us along
Just know you’re not alone
Cause I’m gonna make this place your home

Settle down, it'll all be clear
Don't pay no mind to the demons
They fill you with fear
The trouble it might drag you down
If you get lost, you can always be found

Just know you’re not alone
Cause I’m going to make this place your home




Hug them a little tighter today my friends ... hug them tighter ......



My prayers go out to the people of Connecticut - there aren't enough words to express what I am feeling.....


hanks so much for stopping by! I appreciate it! :)

50 comments:

Martha Richardson said...

Lovely post...so well said!

Laurel said...

Gorgeous!

Sherry Eckblad said...

Beautifully put my friend. I think everyone is feeling the same way and hugging those we love just a little bit extra today and tomorrow.

Lynette said...

It is so senseless and sad. My heart goes out to all of you and the families of the children that were killed.

jacque4u2c said...

Amen!

~amy~ said...

What a wonderful canvas Julie...I'm seriously saddened by all the news...I can't begin to imagine what the families are going through.

TesaB said...

It's beautiful! The lyrics are sooting. What has happened is hard to grasp, feel so sad and the thoughts goes to the families.

Connie Mercer said...

well said, Julie!!

Cheryl said...

This is so beautiful and so touching, Julie. I LOVE the feathers you added.

Adorable picture of your little sweetie. I know you're hugging your kiddoes tight.

Nitasha said...

Julie, this is so beautiful...the words and the art. Hugs!

The Bumble Girl said...

It's beautiful...

Short and Sweet said...

Excellent. What happened is unfathomable...utter despair...unbearable suffering. I'm sickened and saddened.

Cindy deRosier said...

Beautiful.

Carin McDonough said...

Beautiful canvas and beautiful post Julie.

Marjie Kemper said...

(((Julie))) hugs to you and yours. Your piece is so beautiful and that's one of my favorite songs. Made me tear up reading the lyrics. My heart breaks and can't comprehend all the loss.

Dawn LL said...

I am with you, such a senseless act and as a parent I can not even imagine.
It broke my heart to see the news reports .
Glad you got to hug your sweetie and share a project you could make .
Hugs to you

wendipooh13 said...

your canvas is beautiful and love the lyrics your choose!!! it's sooo sad and just breaks my heart

Jennifer said...

Beautiful canvas Julie!!! Yes, I too have a heavy heart. So saddened by this horrible tragedy. )=

Jan Hennings said...

LOVE this :)

~jan said...

What a beautiful hearfelt tribute, Julie. Such a senseless tragedy.

Valerie said...

It is such heartbreaking events, so hard to see it all on TV. Your canvas is beautiful.

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

So beautiful! Sad a sad day for all. Carri~Abusybee

Heather Landry said...

Your project is beautiful. Like you, I am just heartbroken over what happened. It's just so horrible. I don't understand people anymore!

Katie said...

What a beautiful memorial for such a tragedy!

Rachael Funnell said...

What a BEAUTIFUL canvas Julie.... YES! it is just Dreadful with what has happened!!

Keren Tamir said...

Oh Julie this is so beautiful and special. You are very special and brought lots of emotions to my heart. It was a terrible tragedy. There are no words to describe it!!

Laurie LaRiviere said...

Julie, how beautiful, what a wonderful canvas, very nicely done. There are no words, just too horrible to even think about...this world is a scary place.

Michelle LaPoint Rydell said...

Beautiful Julie!

gail said...

Very, very pretty and such a pretty tribute.

Teddyree said...

truly beautiful Julie

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

What a gorgeous project Julie!
I know what you mean, I can't do anything, glad that I have lots of project pre-scheduled, other wise I will have nothing on my blog for days!

Audrey Pettit said...

What an absolutely stunning tribute piece, Julie! Love that you let your feelings pour out in this creative way over the loss that we are all feeling and trying to make sense of!

sandi said...

Beautiful creation Julie! Love that song. Such a sad, sad situation for all in Conn. Just unthinkable.

Annmarie Pipa said...

just so sad...too sad.
thank you for your art in this world.

Debbie P said...

This is gorgeous Julie. This kind of thing can't keep happening! So Sad!

Lynn said...

This project is just so heartwarming Julie. I'm so saddened at the loss of all those children, my heart just breaks for those families.

Leintje* said...

Beautiful words Julie. So sad..

Love from The Netherlands,
Leintje

Juliana said...

This is beautiful in every way Julie! What a great tribute and a wonderful way to help deal with this horrible tragedy.

Staci said...

Terrible tragedy....my heart is broken.

Jinny Newlin said...

What a beautiful tribute, Julie! And I hugged 'em ;). Love ya!

Rose said...

BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

Linda said...

Julie that was beautiful! I am a retired first grade teacher. It is just so sad. I get comfort know they all are in a place were love is all that exist.
Thanks for that beautiful poem. It is perfect.

Tracey Sabella said...

Beautiful canvas and post in memory of those oh so sweet little lives lost in this terrible tragedy. ~ Blessings, Tracey

http://gracescraps.blogspot.com/

yyam said...

This is gorgeous Julie! Just love how you rocked those feathers.

P/s: What happened was truly a senseless tragedy.

Michelle H. said...

Gorgeous and so well said!!
I agree I have been sad and hearing about one of them were twins and one survivied. I cant imagine what these parents & families are going through and so close to christmas!
My heart still aches for them all.

Sharon Fritchey said...

Yes, Julie, AMEN!

Drama Queens Mum (Kimberly) said...

That's so pretty.

Deana said...

It's beautiful. And I love that song too...

glorygirl said...

Beautiful work, Julie! You can tell you poured your heart into it. The feathers against the metallic accents are perfect. Love everything about this creation.

carlies said...

wow so gorgeous!!