1. _*Message sent to Amy via Facebook January 9, 2012: {Cara Schingeck}

and his brothers survived the cut, they have endured training that so many others could not so that they could help so many others they are now over in another country for our country America, the United States of America, Amy and you have chosen to stand my him. Thank you, Amy for your strength and thank you Jason for you strength and thank you Michelle for your strength because we all must be strong and we all must support our troops we all must be together as a community is this not true, because Jason is helping our world so that he can support others in their need of truth for I do not know all that is true for them but I do know that he is doint all that he can and he has done more than I could ever do so who ever puts you down Amy puts me down and whoever puts Jason down puts me down and whoever puts his mission down means they all misunderstanding it all so we must try our best understand it all because his life is meaningful so try your best just like him because I know he is giving hope and is more than what meets the eye, he is life and his helping others to have a life_

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During this holiday season, December 2011, a song for Amy and for Jason; a song from me for them expressing feelings come from me during the holidays when loved ones are away so for you both this is for you and so if this is not true o.k. if it is o.k. for tonight though know that this is for you both to know that in my heart I feel for you both for being so far apart, know to this that my thoughts, my prayers are too with you both so that knowing this, that others care for you both and your love will mean something some day.

Today I created a study for a portrait of my cousin’s son, Jason. Jason is a Marine who is soon to be deployed again to Afghanistan.

As my brother is coming home to our family from the war another family member leaves us.

I thought that my Our War project was going to be ending soon but really it will not be ending soon at all. I realized that Our War never will end at least not soon as it won’t for many military families.

So, today I created a study for a portrait instead of a finished portrait to express how I feel about our war and how I feel for all who continue to serve and sacrifice for us all.

I want you to know that I am thinking of your service, your dedication and your continued duty for our country.

I want you to know that my work is also not done because in my own small way I am also working for you to show how much I honor your service.


media: graphite, Faber Castell water based pencil 7B on std wt tracing paper


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  • abigcat
    abigcatabout 3 years ago

    Your dedication is so admirable, let’s hope the war does end :-))

  • Thank you for your comment and for your opinion.

    – Cara Schingeck

  • Your opinion is one that I value and have appreciated throughout my Our War series. Thank you once again for sharing it with me.

    – Cara Schingeck

  • Mary Sedici
    Mary Sediciabout 3 years ago

    JULY, 17th 2011

    Your participation with works/votes it is greatly appreciated

  • Thank you for featuring my work.

    – Cara Schingeck

  • rocamiadesign
    rocamiadesignabout 3 years ago

    Thank you for adding your work to The Best of RedBubble!

  • Pamela Jayne Smith
    Pamela Jayne S...almost 3 years ago


  • Thank you for featuring my work today, Veteran’s Day, of Our War: Day 349-20110715 the first portrait I did of my cousin’s son Jason who is currently deployed in Afghanistan…Thank you Jason for your service and sacrifice, thank you my brother—Major Herold Hudson for your service and sacrifice so happy you are home. We will soon see you home Jason too and celebrate this next year’s Veteran’s Day together with you too.

    – Cara Schingeck

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