"Our Ignorance"

by Lise Durling
(Nova Scotia, Canada)

Our Ignorance

Our Ignorance

I stopped doing my art for several years. I decided to fall for the "get a real job". Five years ago, my husband past away, leaving me widowed at age 33. I was feeling a little sad one day and found myself flipping through the channels.


I heard about the children in Darfur and really felt the urge to do something. I had no money to donate. But, my son, who is now seven, told me I should paint. I am not sure why he said it or even how he knew I loved to paint at one time. I did. And this is the picture that came from that experience.

I use to be a business/employment servinces coach, and I had helped many people accomplish their dreams. Now, I have been in the process of setting up my own studio and opened on March 1. I must tell you, that this website has been a great source of inspiration for me. My confidence has grown and I know that my skill will evolve as I do. Thank you Bob!

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WOW!
by: Anonymous

I am amazed at your art. Even before reading your story and other comments, I thought, "I don't know what this is about but it sure grabs me." According to the dates shown, this was some time ago. Would sure like to know what you are doing with art now. Your painting is definately full of feeling and expression. Hope you are happy now.

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A picture tells a thousand stories
by: CK Colorado

Your story is heart breaking as well as the Darfur peoples and you have done something to bring awareness....
You should try to put your art on an activist website or some place like that where they help raise funds and awareness of these things.. I am sure if you searched the web you would find those people, bless them one and all...

Lucky you that you have a son still and some family & a large large life ahead of you no matter what you do.
Women are so so amazing and I am impressed and renewed whenever I hear another womans story

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Good Goin!
by: Anonymous

I absolutely love this painting. I am so impressed with your story as well!! You go girl!!!! Good luck to you!

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What a sad little boy
by: Jill

I really like this.

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I Love This!
by: BettyR

My first look was... WOW!
You did a wonderful job. You have to be very proud.

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Right on!!!
by: Julianna

Right on. You did get back on your bike....hope that you are coping alright, good to see you started painting again....just think all that is inside you. I too have started to paint again, (Actually JUST starting) and it does something for your spirit....and your picture says something for humanity....I have been to africa and the orphans, widows and refugee camps and that is my heart and your picture shows the saddness there but also the world's sadness, meaning we want to help but don't want to get messy or use too much of our money, we want to see the cleaned up(head on rose petals) look, not the blood, snot and poop picture as is what real life looks like....I love your picture and it touches me.....Julianna

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Wonderful but so sad
by: Dorothy , Carluke

Hi Lise,

I think you have done a lovely job on this painting.

It is so sad that in world with so much wealth there should be children starving. On reflection it is more than sad it is outrageous.

I am glad that you I have taken up art again. I too was widowed four years ago and did not paint for a long time but like you I have found renewed interest in my art via this site.

Look forward to seeing more of your work.

Regards,

Dorothy

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Impressive!
by: Lana

I like your artistic sensibility and your style! Great painting!

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YOU FELL OF YOUR BIKE
by: OWEN JONES

HI LISE,YOU FELL OF YOUR BIKE BUT YOU STILL KNOW HOW TO RIDE IT,GOOD ON YOU,YOU HAVENT LOST YOUR TALENT,GREAT WORK.ALL THE BEST CHEERS OWEN.

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