"Love, Steven and Sam" 8x10 watercolor by Carrie Waller
I'm currently traveling back from Washington DC where Maria Bennett Hock, Lorelei Taylor and I curated the first National Military Spouse Small Works Show. This show took place during the annual career summit for military spouses. It was a fabulous show and reception and we're looking forward to it growing each year.
I created a painting that was used for the marketing material that I shared with you last week. In addition I exhibited 3 other works. "Love, Steven and Sam" was created specifically for this show. The theme was "together we serve" and I felt this painting really showed the impact that military life can have on the kids. Military kids are incredible and have to endure so many crazy obstacles growing up in a military family. They survive deployments and constant moves. When you talk to military families you will frequently hear "I went to 3 different high schools". My husband attended 9 different schools up to high school ( he's a military brat). And through all this you will not meet a more open and adaptable group of kids.
I'll blog more about the show on Wednesday.