Thursday, November 6, 2008

My Angel Parents


Diana Evans posted about this great site where you can upload your artwork and post it as if it were in a museum. Here is the link. The first thing I thought of were my Parents. I lost them both recently due to lung cancer. My Mom, just last month and my Dad in April of 07. They were in their 50's.

I painted these portraits way way back, in 1996. They both displayed them proudly on their wall for everyone to see for all of these years. I let my step-parents keep them, and I hope it brings them some comfort.

I think it's really strange that they both had developed lung cancer at the same time. My Mom beat it the first time around, but it came back. During the whole two years of it all, she was my life. Especially at the end stages. My Dad however, passed away 3 months after being diagnosed. I miss them so very much.

Last night, I had an incredible dream of them both. I always dream about them, especially my Mom. I dream of her literally every night. Last night was different. It's as if they were visiting me and I was aware of it and we hugged and squeezed each other and said lots of I love you's and I miss you. I told them both to make sure they visit me in my dreams, and they have kept that promise. I thought it would only be fitting to display these portraits so prominently on my blog.

7 comments:

Diana Evans said...

Hi Cynthia...

Bless your heart...these are amazing pieces and look great. Your parents are with you and your family each and every day now...and they smile when they see how much you love them....

I love having great dreams...may you always share the wonderful memories you all shared....

Hugs
Diana

Cock Yer Doodle said...

absolutely beautiful portraits and what a lovely way to display them. :)

btw, thx for your encouraging post...always great to get feedback from talented folk!

5 little greenbeans said...

Wow Cin.....we have to get together next week!
(pick a day)
I'll tell you all that I have learned about these kinds of dreams.....i love you!
And I really thought your paintings were actually that ginormous until i read your post.....massively huge or not, those paintings are absolutely amazing.
xoxoxox

Alicia Padrón said...

Oh Cindy, this brought tears to my eyes.. I can only imagine how hard it must be to loose both your parents. Maybe the dreams are trying to tell you something, as clue as to they will always be with you.

life without novacaine said...

Cynthia, Wow. Your portraits are gorgeous and I love how you made them look bigger than life. Great tribute to your parents. I too lost my dad to lung cancer 3 months after his diagnosis. It's something that is very difficult to get over. I am truly sorry about your mother. My positive and supportive thoughts are headed your way.
Deborah

Cindy DiBlasi said...

Thank you all so much for your kind words. You girls are wonderful, and you keep me going!

Dawn said...

Wow. Nicely done. Cool effect.