Remembrance Day Poppies
(This will be in a gallery this week with proceeds going to the British Legion)
Growing up with my Grandparents I often heard stories from my Grandfather, of how he was in the war. He would show me photographs if him riding oi a splendid uniform on a stunning horse. As a little girl this didn't mean very much to me but as an adult the full impact of him being on horseback at that time hits me very hard. He gave for his country and never questioned his duty to serve.
I would love to continue to believe that one day there will be world peace and that those who gave their lives so long ago did so for a purpose. Many people from all walks of life are still giving selflessly in order that others may live in peace.
Every year I aim to paint a watercolour of a poppy. This year my watercolour is of a row of gloriously red flowers connecting through flowing colour as we unite across the world in the hope of peace one day. And recognition for all who are in service now and who have been in the past.
It will be Remembrance Day this month and we shouldn't forget.