Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Something to think about.........

©teresa kogut

acrylic collage on antique bread board
26" x 14.5"

Fresh off the easel! I saved this piece of wood for just the right painting. This antique board already had navy blue painted edges so I definately wanted to paint an Americana theme. I have to tell you though.....I went back and forth on what words to put in the heart. My original sketch had this Abraham Lincoln quote - "America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and loose our freedoms it will be because we destroyed ourselves". I love this quote and I feel it is the truth, however, because I have been in licensing for so many years I had these thoughts going through my head...."it will never license with this quote because the truth is too scary" or "if I paint 'America the Beautiful' instead of this quote, it will be more license-able" and so on. After talking with a dear friend, I decided to go with my original idea. So what if it doesn't license........I feel this quote should not only be heard/read, but should be in our foremost minds and in our Congressional leader's minds when making decisions for OUR country.....because America is Beautiful....we need to strive to keep it that way.

1 comment:

  1. Love it!
    The best designs come from our hearts :)
    God bless America~ and you!!