Friday, January 17, 2014

A happy place...

There was a bomb threat at our local high school yesterday...my kids are not in the high school but at the middle and elementary school and because the close proximity to each other all of the schools were evacuated. Though it appears it was someone's idea of a sick joke and they were never in any real danger, the fear that I felt and my kids felt was very real. Some days it is very hard to watch the news and I have even gotten to the point where I can't even handle scary tv shows or movies. The images are far too real and take way too long for me to recover from. This is why most of my art tries to take people to a happier place...a place of green fields, faeries and princesses...happy cows and pigs...and peaceful and compassionate eyes. These are my happy places...inside my imagination. 

As much as I would have preferred to keep my kids home from school today...home where they are happy and safe and by my side...I know that we can not live in fear. We have to try to make this world a happier and more compassionate place to live...a world we are proud to call home. 


2 comments:

TerriT said...

Oh Elise, I could not agree more with your kind, compassionate message- I was sickened to hear about the bomb scare at our schools yesterday, and I cannot understand the kind of heart that would bring this fear to other human beings. I enjoy and very much appreciate the loving, compassionate message you are sending out to the world through your beautiful designs. Keep on spreading your warmth and love- You are touching many souls and, like a drop into a large still ocean, you never know how far your influence will go.

Elise Hartmann said...

Thank you so much Terri...I know I am only one person but I hope to make a difference...even if only for one person or one animal. Much love to you!