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"...We Shall Not Sleep..."

In honor of our Vets, Men and Women, who have sacrificed all, and the now recently released-to-theater movie, 1917,  I draw the red poppy...






...excerpt from poem, In Flanders Fields


In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.


Read background of poem and author and soldiers who retrieved it; now its popularity and symbolism....HERE




30 comments:

  1. That's beautiful. You did an excellent job

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  2. Hello, Love the red poppy, beautifully done! Wishing you a great day!

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  3. so pretty! I am glad you showed the penciled part, helps me to SEE what you did better. a lovely red poppy

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  4. I saw the movie on Sunday and this year I wore my first purchased poppy for Veterans Day. I love the poppy you created. You are so talented, Anni. :-)

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  5. Anni you have the most talented fingers what a gift to be able to draw and I thank you for sharing.
    Hugs Cecilia

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  6. How cool. We got to see the work in progress. Read the piece on the poem. Never read it all and must say I teared up. I so hate war.

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    1. Yep, when I do a new drawing, I usually share the beginning outline. The ones from my portfolio are "too old"...most before digital cameras. Thanks Patti.

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  7. Beautiful. I always enjoy your blog.

    Happy Valentine's Day.

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  8. Gorgeous rendition of a poppy.

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  9. What could be more beautiful than your oh-so-gorgeous red poppy, and the excerpt from "In Flanders Fields."

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  10. This is just beautiful...

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  11. Your poppy is totally stunning! This may be my favorite drawing of yours EVER!

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  12. It's beautiful! Have a wonderful day!

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  13. I love your poppy! The tribute pulls at heartstrings and hope.

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