Sandy C. Blue, Potter Co. Penna Member Since August 2010 Artist Statement Love Search & Rescue, animals, gardening, tropical plants, nature,outdoors. I believe strongly in true compassion, honesty, helping when at all possible. I might not have gone far in this life but one thing is sure...I did the best i could with what i had and it's not over yet. Most of my days and nights are met with defeat and i get beyond discouraged, then suddenly like today, that inner voice tells me I am stronger today than yesterday and that door of new possibilities is right in front of me, just have to learn how to see it and unlock that door! Widowed and starting over in life. The pic you see was the last one taken of me before my life changed, so it's several years old but it was when I was happy and I want to always remember those days. Always believed I could handle getting older with grace but I didn't think i would be going it alone...it has been a very hard, crewl road and if anyone here finds that they know a recent widowed woman, don't tell yourself someone else will help her, she will need help and guidance. Most important someone to be able to trust and confide in when making any decisions. You might think she has a lot of friends but take notice after the funeral what goes on. Vultures are at every turn! You never know the blessings you will encounter by your act of kindness if you pass it off. In the early 80's my art work was getting noticed and was encouraging then so many different jobs along the way using my hands with tools and construction, I could not hold paint brushes and pencils in a delicate way, then sadly all art was put aside. Now time is starting to allow me to try my hand again at painting and would like to see if the possibilities are still there or at the very least, be able to see what growth and changes have happened in the years.