Beyond the tree, the presents and the rush of family and friends, there is a singular beauty to Christmas: That we may all share in one mother’s joy. Merry Christmas!
This week’s challenge, “create,” has been a frustrating one. What to post? A thousand times the question was asked and a thousand times not even an echo replied. It’s terribly ironic considering my livelihood depends on creativity.
However, one of this week’s challenge responses, at lifebymagdalene, set off a flash of inspiration. My Dad! Eighty years young, Dad has been painting and drawing all his life. He has always inspired me with his artwork, whether a complex painting of a naval battle or a quick pencil sketch of Broadway Joe Namath for me to color with my broken crayons. I’d always aspired to his level of skill and talent.
And if any more inspiration was needed, my Dad is blind, his vision stolen by macular degeneration.
He continues, each week, to challenge himself in art sessions at the Braille Institute. Some of his works:
Be sure to check out all the responses for the weekly photo challenge at:
Some favs from this week: