For those of you that do not know, my wonderful husband served in the military long before we met. As a thank you to him for serving our country I created a Creative piece for him including his insignia, patch, and his job along with the U.S.A flag and the flag of Turkey where he was stationed (you can find this piece under my creative art category).
I had known that he had shared my work with some of his friends and other Veterans on previous pages he had belonged to. However, what I didn't know was just how much this piece was circulating throughout all of my husband's fellow Veterans. As my husband was looking through another group he was interested in joining we both noticed that someone had been searching for a jpeg of their old unit crest and came across my piece. He had no idea where it had come from, who it was by, but still shared it with this group. It was sort of amusing reading their comments, playing the guessing game of where this piece had come from (because they knew they had seen it before.) One Veteran actually thought it was painted on a wall in the Headquarters or reception center all the way in Turkey. :)
It is truly an unbelievable feeling knowing that these men, who put their lives on the line to keep our country safe, who I admire so immensely, admire MY work.
People always ask me why it is I do what I do, and THIS is why. It's not for the money, or to become a huge, famous artist someday like Monet, or Da Vinci. It's so I can touch people, so I can make their lives a little brighter even just for a minute. Whether it's helping to keep the memory alive of a loved one, or painting a creative piece to honor the men and woman who serve our countr