Our War: Day 139-20101217

Cara Schingeck

Tacoma, United States

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For my pastel painting I used Rembrandt & Sennelier soft pastels, Faber-Castell pastel pencils, Prismacolor NuPastel sticks on pH-neutral La Carte Pastel Card


My portrait today is inspired by my thoughts of how it is so important to support our troops and of how I know of many agencies that strive to do so as well as my own feelings that my art is always influenced by how I feel about my brother and that I strive to support him.

As a family member of soldiers in our war I looked into some of the many resources available to assist family members deployed in our war.

I found many helpful resources and informational websites as well as articles and supportive words and other media-I will just say that there is an entire network of support for our troops and our families…we just need to ask and look and we will find it.

I created my drawing of hands and an abstract realistic portrait of a female soldier in combat after spending a very long time researching all the many resources and reading some fascinating articles as well and reading soldiers and families’ stories.

This portrait is gestural and I believe it is in such a manner because it came from my emotions, from my heart at the moment.

I created this painting the moment I had finished reading all of the information about how to support myself and my troops and my brother in our war.

I went to my art desk and this is what came from within me-this portrait, this visual depiction of how I feel inside of me of how I want to support and lift up our troops, our soldiers, our brave women and men in combat.

I want them to know that they are not alone.

H, these are my hands

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