As individual as a snowflake, as beautiful and as short lived...

I lost a friend.
He was my Art instructor and a colleague of mine at the Academy for Lifelong Learning @ the University of Delaware in Wilmington.
He was a great inspiration -believed in me- and supported my new life as a professional artist.



There you are
high up and far away.
Your light is shining:
you are a star.
But you're more.
You are a great artist
And mentor;
a dear person to me.

That day the sun took you with her
behind the horizon
where Light will shine for ever.
Your dearest stay behind
with a sky
full of memories.

Your light went off,
but you're still shining!
We are touched
and warm ourselves
onto the light of your soul.

______________________________________ Snowflake
Abstract watercolor on cold press heavy weight paper 140 LB (330 g/m2)
Measurement 18"X24" (45.7X 61 CM)

Copyright Olga van Dijk 2006
All rights reserved.
Unauthorized copying or use of images is prohibited.
This is another OlgArtsProduction©2006 ______________________________

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D McCarthy 26 Jul 2008

Thank you for your welcome! This is a beautiful memoriam.

cindy sink 14 Jul 2008

How touching and inspiring

Marcos Pinto 17 Jun 2008

It´s such a beuatiful piece, and I touching memorial too. I love both aspects of it.

Christopher Ewing 26 May 2007

awesome in all aspects, the watercolor and your memorial

Lisa Bell 17 May 2007

Beautiful painting---beautiful tribute to who must have been a wonderful friend. It is hard to loose a friend, but what you have created here will keep him alive in many hearts for years to come. Excellent!