This painting is special to me in many ways. It represents the start of good friendships, and the recognition of a Power that humbles us all. It has spoken to more people than I can recall. The painting is nearly 17 years old, yet I still get comments from those who say it moved them. And I am grateful for the opportunity it gave me. Because of this painting, I decided to follow the path laid out before me; the path that I could no longer ignore. And I've never looked back.
As we all get ready to celebrate a day of Thanksgiving, I am filled with gratitude for what my talent has given me: a lifestyle that is rich in friends, history of our country, and the freedom and ability to express myself. I am truly blessed.
Happy Thanksgiving! I will see you back here on Monday. Enjoy the holiday!