Today is September the 11th. A day that will forever be etched in our minds. A tragic day that will always choke you up as you remember where you were when the towers fell. Where you were when the planes crashed and when the reality of what was going on, truly sank in. I am trying not to dwell on the sadness today but instead trying to think of hope, of overcoming and conquering. We are Americans and our spirit can never be dimmed.
I came across this quote awhile ago and I had never heard it. It resonated with me on so many levels.
Art has the ability to stir your heart. To escape if needs be.
As we are dealing with the heaviness of today, let us keep living for those who can not. Let us be better to one another, be kinder, go a little further then we normally would to help someone. We have Autumn days to get excited for and so many memories to make. Let us keep fighting for our freedoms in all respects. I hope these beautiful works of art remind you of the ability that art has to comfort the soul. There are better days ahead and so much to be thankful for.
"Fall" by Olivia Mae Pendergast
Urban Street Art
The Undergrowth in the Forest of Saint-Germain. Claude Monet 1882
"Sun Spill" by Bella Gingelli
"Lazy Autumn" by Maynard Dixon
by Alphonse Mucha 1898
Vincent Van Gogh 1890
"Autumn in Orillia" by Franklin Carmichael 1924
"Peace in October" by Maynard Dixon 1943
(You'll be hearing a lot more about one of my favorite artists, Maynard Dixon soon)
Hopefully you have washed away a little of the dust from today. If not, go create art in any way that you can.
xo Emily xo