I fell in love with this photo from Paper Whimsy and had to make my first purchase a few weeks ago. I thought the little boy had the sweetest look on his face and the added bonus was the patriotic flag. I thought the image was perfect since I am a Military Mom and would make something for my studio area with it.
Sgt. Sugarlump is up in Michigan for the weekend, and stopped by today to visit. When I showed my own “soldier boy” the photo he told me it was creepy. I may have mentioned before that “both” my son’s think my art using babies, fairies, and old cabinet photos is very odd, creepy and yucky. My oldest son Ian told me last year that the pictures would haunt me as the people in them must have died from the plague, small pox etc. :( On the other hand – my daughter Allison “appreciates” the creepy attic art I make. :) I guess as the Mom of two sons you must have a tough skin to their taunting!
I hope you have a wonderful Fourth of July, and would like to share this quote with you that reminds me of where are freedom comes from…long MAY she WAVE!
IT IS THE SOLDIER
It is the Soldier, not the minister
Who has given us freedom of religion.
It is the Soldier, not the reporter
Who has given us freedom of the press.
It is the Soldier, not the poet
Who has given us freedom of speech.
It is the Soldier, not the campus organizer
Who has given us freedom to protest.
It is the Soldier, not the lawyer
Who has given us the right to a fair trial.
It is the Soldier, not the politician
Who has given us the right to vote.
It is the Soldier who salutes the flag,
Who serves beneath the flag,
And whose coffin is draped by the flag,
Who allows the protester to burn the flag.