Thursday, September 11, 2014

Day 11 of 30 paintings in 30 days


I'm linking to Leslie Saeta at Slices of Life for Day 11 of 30.  Today is a very sad day for many of us who live in the US.

Therefore, I'm calling this one "8:25 am EDT."   

The title reflects the time a mere 20 minutes before the North Tower was hit by the hijacked passenger jet American Airlines Flight 11 on 9/11/2001.  It was a warm, cloudless day filled with hope and promise.  20 minutes later, many lives were forever changed.  I tried to show the positive of this day, hoping the memories aren't too painful for those of you who visit.  

As I made this piece, I cried.  I cried when I loaded it onto blogger, and I'm crying now.  I've never had anything affect me so radically, even though I live nowhere near NYC.  I hope you don't cry when you see this.  It was created as a tribute, not out of sadness, but honor and remembrance.

This piece is 8" X 10" (20,32 cm X 25,4 cm).

19 thoughtful remarks:

Helen said...

a very fitting tribute. a sad day for people everywhere, not only in the US.

johanna said...

i fully remember the paralysis of this day as if it was yesterday. i think one of the days everybody knows where he was hearing about that tragedy... an attack beyond human Imagination.
great Tribute!

Vicki Miller said...

I think that it was a world event. Even way out in the country in Australia, I had a colleague who was a block away on a conference and was luckily late that day.

Vicki Miller said...

I think that it was a world event. Even way out in the country in Australia, I had a colleague who was a block away on a conference and was luckily late that day.

Craftymoose Crafts said...

A very nice tribute.

I'm sure I have said on my blog that DH, DD & I used to go there every Dec. to see the decorations and where DH worked. I will never forget almost a year later walking the streets down there, still filled with inches of dust, empty stores; it looked like a ghost town.

see you there! said...

You created a beautiful tribute to a sad day.

Darla

jinxxxygirl said...

Lovely painting Elizabeth...... Last night hubby and i came across a commercial from Budweiser on YouTube. One with the Budweiser Draft Horses....they made a commercial honoring 9/11 and it said it was only aired one time. Not sure why as we both thought it was very tastefully done. You might check it out...Hugs! deb

Karla B said...

I remember I was in hospital with mum and while I was waiting for a diagnose, I stood in front of the TV and watched that atrocity. Human race is strange. They need more hatred than love to continue living.This is a beautiful tribute, my friend.Let's hope we live for love and through love some day.

Patti said...

Yes, pain. Making art as tribute is compelling, wonderful and comforting. Thanks for posting this sweet one!

Rebeca Trevino said...

a beautiful tribute in art to a painful memory in life.
thank you Elizabeth.

ps: tears are part of the healing . . . i think

Nancy said...

A solemn and heartfelt tribute. Very moving.

Jo Murray said...

You were certainly 'in the zone' for this one. Very moving.

froebelsternchen Susi said...

What a great tribute Elizabeth!
Oh yes I remeber as it were yesterday!
What a tragedy!
I couldn't believe that it was reality what we saw on TV -
My girl was a baby at that time -
born in February 2001.

♥♥♥
Susi

Corrine at sparkledaysstudio.com said...

This is so powerful Elizabeth and so perfect for this day of remembrance. Thanks for sharing it. xox

Sue Marrazzo said...

a NICe and meaningful work of art! Bless you!

Cindy McMath said...

A poignant tribute Elizabeth - this tragedy was felt the world over.

TwinkleToes2day said...

I remember the day so well. Like you and many others, I cried so much at that time, and I am not even in America and have no ties whatsoever with the country. It was such a shattering time, world-wide. Your painting is a very thoughtful tribute :D

dawn said...

I was crying again on the anniversary too. I will always remember that day and the sadness that it gave me just like you. I wasn't there and thankfully no one I knew was there but my world was rocked from it.
I was pregnant with Sam and having grandparents lunch with my mom and grandma. The girls had help me make the lunch that day and had cute pink dresses on. Those towers stayed in my thoughts for days and I wouldn't let the kids watch tv because it was always talking about it.
Still sad even now 13 years later and our world still needs to find peace and love.

Thank you for this perfect tribute to this day.

pearshapedcrafting said...

Elizabeth, this painting is a wonderful tribute! I can remember exactly where I was standing when I was told of the dreadful events that unfolded that day! An event that affected the whole World! Chrisx