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Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Art Saves: Holly Cupala

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Before I could write, I made stories with pictures. There have been times in my life when words were just not enough – through joy, sadness, and love – and my art has been there to convey what speaking could not. I made this painting years ago during a difficult period and kept it to remind me that there is a window of hope even through the darkest despair. We are beings meant to create, meant to express. Art is a gift to humankind.

~ rgz diva Holly Cupala


Realm Lovejoy said...

Very beautiful, Holly!

Cinde said...

I love you, Holly! You are always an inspiration to me, I admire you so much.

Little Willow said...

There is always hope.

Melissa Walker said...

Such an artist, Holly! WOW.

Lorie Ann Grover said...

So intriguing, Holly!