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I don’t care how poor a man is; if he has family, he’s rich. ~Dan Wilcox and Thad Mumford, “Identity Crisis,” M*A*S*H

It is not flesh and blood but the heart which makes us fathers and sons. ~Johann Schiller

The family is a haven in a heartless world. ~Attributed to Christopher Lasch

Nobody has ever before asked the nuclear family to live all by itself in a box the way we do. With no relatives, no support, we’ve put it in an impossible situation. ~Margaret Mead

Families are like fudge – mostly sweet with a few nuts. ~Author Unknown

The thing about family disasters is that you never have to wait long before the next one puts the previous one into perspective. ~Robert Brault, www.robertbrault.com

When you look at your life, the greatest happinesses are family happinesses. ~Joyce Brothers

In some families, please is described as the magic word. In our house, however, it was sorry. ~Margaret Laurence

You don’t choose your family. They are God’s gift to you, as you are to them. ~Desmond Tutu

An ounce of blood is worth more than a pound of friendship. ~Spanish Proverb

Call it a clan, call it a network, call it a tribe, call it a family. Whatever you call it, whoever you are, you need one. ~Jane Howard

Family quarrels are bitter things. They don’t go by any rules. They’re not like aches or wounds; they’re more like splits in the skin that won’t heal because there’s not enough material. ~F. Scott Fitzgerald

Our most basic instinct is not for survival but for family. Most of us would give our own life for the survival of a family member, yet we lead our daily life too often as if we take our family for granted. ~Paul Pearshall

The happiest moments of my life have been the few which I have passed at home in the bosom of my family. ~Thomas Jefferson

And thank you for a house full of people I love. Amen. ~Terri Guillemets

The family – that dear octopus from whose tentacles we never quite escape, nor, in our inmost hearts, ever quite wish to. ~Dodie Smith

The great gift of family life is to be intimately acquainted with people you might never even introduce yourself to, had life not done it for you. ~Kendall Hailey, The Day I Became an Autodidact

In time of test, family is best. ~Burmese Proverb

Family is just accident…. They don’t mean to get on your nerves. They don’t even mean to be your family, they just are. ~Marsha Norman

The only rock I know that stays steady, the only institution I know that works is the family. ~Lee Iacocca

Digital Art
Photoshop CS3

Public Domain Image:
Wikimedia.org (Commons):
Family 1977 Oil painting by Morton Traylor

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Tags

blood, brother, connections, cousin, dna, family, grandparents, parents, sister, unit

I knew I wanted to be an artist at age 4 (Full story: Click on full portfolio, Click on my name)

I am permanently disabled and work at home. Previously, I have been employed as Art Director at California Manufacturers Association and Production Artist at SMW Communications of Sacramento CA.

I studied art at The Academy of Art in San Francisco 1977-79
Mediums:
Oils. Acrylics. Watercolors. Pastels. Inks. Charcoals. Graphites.

Currently I am focused and self taught in Digital Art.

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Comments

  • Carol Berliner
    Carol Berlinerover 4 years ago

    Amaaaazing rave fav!

  • THANK YOU CAROL…;)

    – Tammera

  • Norma-jean Morrison
    Norma-jean Mor...over 4 years ago

    Tammera, you are gold, as this ART, and wordings if terrific, all my love always

  • THANK YOU DEAR NORMA…:)

    – Tammera

  • Martina Fagan
    Martina Faganover 4 years ago

    lovely work

  • THANK YOI MARTINA….:)

    – Tammera

  • HawaiianAngel
    HawaiianAngelover 4 years ago

  • THANK YOU ANGEL…;)

    – Tammera

  • madvlad
    madvladover 4 years ago

    COULD NOT BE BETTAH

  • THANK YOU DEAR WALT..:)

    – Tammera

  • artisandelimage
    artisandelimageover 4 years ago

  • THANK YOU FRANCIS

    – Tammera

  • Richard G Witham
    Richard G Withamabout 4 years ago

    I like the powerful flow in this image and the vibrant colors. The sense of family comes through wonderfully with the struggle the bond and the essence of one.

  • THANK YOU FOR YOUR INSIGHTFUL COMMENT AND ENJOYMENT…:)

    – Tammera

  • Luke Griffin
    Luke Griffinover 3 years ago

  • THANX AGAIN LUKE…:)

    – Tammera

  • Ann Warrenton
    Ann Warrentonover 1 year ago

    January 9,2013 Congratulations!!

  • Feature!!~~
    Thanx ever so kindly Ann!

    – Tammera

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