Friday, March 19, 2010

"Daddy Boy" by Betty Burchfield

"Daddy Boy" by Betty Burchfield, oil, copyright

Photo of Betty's Dad

Something Special from Ascribing Artist Betty Burchfield:

Our family didn't have a good picture of our Daddy. I found this old photo (the baby in the photo is now 54 yrs. old). This is what I love to do for others as it brings forth the image of somebody dearly loved into a nice oil painting.

I was angry at Daddy when he died of a massive heart attack. As I painted this picture of him, I had an awesome experience talking to him. As I talked, I told him that I forgive him and praised him for working so hard to give us a good home. He took very good care of us working two jobs. I decided to title this picture "Daddy Boy" as that is what I called him when I was young.

Through this God given talent, I was able to reach out to my Dad in my mind's eye and forgive him. I also rid myself of this "guilt" I have felt since 1963 of not being nice to my Daddy. I am placing his painting in a special place.

Isn't God wonderful!! Through the talent he gave me I was allowed to communicate with my "Daddy Boy" and ask him to forgive me also.

Betty

8 comments:

  1. Hi Reeb.. Well done Lady. Also well said. Hope all is going just fine for you.

    Your Hero
    Bud

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  2. Carol Crowley, Washington stateMarch 20, 2010 at 11:13 PM

    What an awesome job you have done on this picture. I am sure your Daddy would be so proud of you! You are such an inspiration to everyone you come in contact with. And no matter what you do, you always give credit to God. Thank you for always being you and for all that you do. I so enjoy all of your wonderful works of art. Keep on keepin' on!!!

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  3. WOW, what a beautiful painting.

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  4. Oh, Goose, what a lovely picture and what a keepsake for your family. Your talent is amazing. YOU are amazing.
    Love, Sandy Z.

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  5. unbelivable talent, miss you mom

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  6. Sorry it took me so long to get over here! Great painting, but your testimony makes it even better. Keep up the great work :)

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  7. What an awesome job you have done on this picture. I am sure your Daddy would be so proud of you! You are such an inspiration to everyone you come in contact with. And no matter what you do, you always give credit to God. Thank you for always being you and for all that you do. I so enjoy all of your wonderful works of art. Keep on keepin' on!!! Carol Crowley

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  8. What an awesome job you have done on this painting you have called Daddy Boy of your father and what a great testimonial that you have forgiven him for leaving you when he did even tho it was what God wanted. You are such a wonderful and talented lady and I am so happy to know you and see your wonderful works of art and to know that you are such a strong Christian and always there to help your friends in need. Never quit doing what you love doing and are so good at. This is a God given talent for sure.

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