It’s So Hard to Say Goodbye is a painting consisting of three canvases, with a length of fifty-two inches. I have three images to show how I advanced the background for this music.
When you get to the third image is of the ,done for now. Next up I will be placing in the music flow, once I have cutout the music.
Below is my attempt to learn how to simile, without looking silly, like I lost it, or fiendish, the last thing that I am. I would say I achieved none of those goals. Actually, I will be including more pictures of me with the artwork, to better the connection between me and all you readers, viewers, visitors, or whoever, or whatever you are. My thinking is that I would like to counter the fact that I do not see a lot of Blog sites that have images of the Blogger. I have already added a Contact option to this Blog, to again add another point of connection. It is a learning, and understanding process I am trying to development to better connect with the public, and not by becoming a door-to-door peddler of this art.
Let me get back to the story of this artwork, and why I picked this music for my last artwork for 2015. Early May I attended the funeral of my favorite Uncle, Walter Von Holzen. He was the first family member that had graduated from college. He was the one that said to me, why would you go to the tech when you can go to the University of Wisconsin. I took his advice, and it and he changed me.
Then within a couple of weeks later we had to put Roxy, our favorite cat down. She was dying from an eye disease, and starvation because of it. Having to make that decision made for some emotional moments.
Then in mid September I received a distraught call, at work, from my step brother, telling me that my Father had passed away. I thought I would handle this better than I did with Mom’s passing, but I have not. It is a Life reality check when you lose both of your parents, the only people you have known all of your days.
Finally, our favorite, Aunt Selma, who was still mentally sharp at 95 years old until she contracted pancreatic cancer quickly past away in October.
All of this, and the need to consider other life changing decisions has had an impact on me. And yet, I have found ways to move myself, and this art ahead, probably with the help of my Mother. She told me many times, “Never cut yourself short.” She must have always knew how lucky I was, but she obviously also thought that I needed constant reminding.
Life really comes down to what you do with the opportunities that present themselves in good times and bad. It then come down to this: It up to us yet type of people, to carry on knowing that the best is yet to come, that Time has granted us all a pardon, and oh by the way, just as a reminder, don’t forget to never cut yourself short.
This painting will look back. This painting will also carry me, into a better 2016 with these words from the music, ” And I’ll take with me the memories to be my sunshine after the rain.”
Scott Von Holzen