Sometimes it’s just fun to play with the digital world of photography. This photo I took yesterday while leaving my daughters home after a fun-filled week. She lives on the edge of the city among several wheat fields. The ravens were having a gathering of sorts in this field along the roadside as I turned to head out. After seeing it in pink it came to me…of course, October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. I’ve seen a constant splash of pink everywhere, so why not go pink in honor of those strong women either fighting or survivors of breast cancer. I’ve worked for several years with Casting for Recovery, a retreat for breast cancer survivors. It is an amazing weekend retreat that brings 14 women together. They not only bond together in respect to what they have all shared in their fight against breast cancer but also learn to fly fish. It’s truly an amazing experience for not only the participants but the volunteer staff…it’s so rewarding. Let’s ban together and fight to strike out breast cancer!
D. Bitty Traveler painting was inspired by a special friend, Diane, who is a member of Sisters on the Fly. These women have refurbished vintage campers, traveling together, as well as fund-raising for organizations…they do have the best times together! You can read more about Sisters on the Fly on their website. They also have a book published about the history of the organization and how it all started. It even includes yummy recipes. The Sisters on the Fly helped raise funds for Casting for Recovery, an organization that provides fly fishing retreats for breast cancer survivors. I volunteer for Casting for Recovery…my first connection with Diane however was through my art! It’s such a small world…and I love how that common thread somehow finds it way across miles and miles to connect people! So, this painting truly is a creation from the heart and inspired by a very special lady…thank you Diane!!