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The Spirit of Freedom - Horses and Eagles running free by Rick Short
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Everyone and everything yearns to be free or so they say. To have the freedom to worship God, to speak freely, to exercise their rights and yet how often do we take our freedoms for granted? While many communist countries in Eastern Europe embrace Democracy, we here in the US seem to be embracing Socialism whether we realize it or not.

The spirit of Freedom is one that we all yearn for and yet freedom is not ‘free’, it comes with a price and must be protected. Just like the Eagle that soars freely above our heads, it too was almost hunted to extinction. Just like the wild mustangs that were once endangered to be executed by the army, someone paid a great amount to set them free to run and have a place to call home.

In America, we celebrate being the land of the free and the home of the brave and yet there are those in power who would love to take our freedoms away right under our very noses. Let us not ever be blind to how much freedom truly is worth and let us never take for granted those before us who fought for our freedom and tamed this land.

Whether it be Cowboys taming the wild west, soldiers fighting the oppressed or Jesus dying on the cross for our sins, the price for our freedom comes at a great price and one that we should never take for granted.

I have been painting since I was 12 years old and enjoy bringing ideas to life. Art is my passion as well as photography and 3D Animation. I have won first and second place awards in local shows and just enjoy creating something to hopefully bring a smile to someone’s face.

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  • Matty B. Duran
    Matty B. Duranover 2 years ago

    Thank-you Rick for contributing this piece to Mustard Seeds! Lovely piece of work! May God bless you friend! May He bless this work to be used for His Glory! GOD IS AWESOME AND MIGHTY IN WORKS! BLESS THE NAME OF JESUS CHRIST!

  • Hi, thank you :) God bless you too.

    – Rick Short

  • Trudi's Images
    Trudi's Imagesover 2 years ago

    Beautifully done Rick f/v !

  • Thank you Trudi!

    – Rick Short

  • Shyll
    Shyllover 2 years ago

    Wow, beautiful work!

  • Thank you Shyll!

    – Rick Short

  • Greta  McLaughlin
    Greta McLaughlinover 2 years ago


    August 16, 2012
    Please go to this LINK

  • Thank you so much Greta! Always a pleasure to be featured in your group.

    – Rick Short

  • Linda Sparks
    Linda Sparksover 2 years ago

  • Hi Linda, Thank you so much. Have a great weekend.

    – Rick Short

  • Nadya Johnson
    Nadya Johnsonover 2 years ago

    Your stunning work is featured in Beautiful Blends! (A click of the banner will take you to the Forum, where your artwork is on permanent display!)

    Congratulations, Rick!

  • HI Nadya, Thank you so much!

    – Rick Short

  • Randy Turnbow
    Randy Turnbowover 2 years ago

    Wonderful work Rick!

  • Thank you Randy :)

    – Rick Short

  • Linda Lees
    Linda Leesover 2 years ago

    Fabulous work Rick! Congratulations on your Beautiful Blends feature

  • Thanks Linda! I appreciate the kind comments and the visit to my page. Best wishes!

    – Rick Short

  • RichardKlos
    RichardKlosover 2 years ago

  • Thank you Richard! This is an honor and I appreciate the feature! Best wishes to you.

    – Rick Short

  • aussiedi
    aussiediover 2 years ago

    Congratulations on your well deserved feature. Great combination of images

  • Thank you Aussiedi. Have a great weekend!

    – Rick Short

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