My work has been seen at many Central New York venues, such as the Vetean's Day Parade and Expo 2011 and upcoming November 10, 2012, North Syracuse VFW, and several Syracuse Chief's games. "A Military Series - A Parent's Perspective" has traveled to the 3/6 Battalion's Homecoming at Camp Lejeune, NC, the Second Marine Division's Reunion in Buffalo, NY, the Modern Day Marine Expo at Quantico Marine Corp base, VA. Currently, I am published on the covers of the 2nd Marine Division's quarterly magazine called "Follow Me". I have donated prints for "The National Museum of the Marine"'s Gala affair and will also for the "Hope For The Hero's Gala" affair in Washington, DC.
Forest is my son and he has become my hero. Because of him I grumble a lot less when its hot outside, or its inconvenient to walk in the rain an extra 100 feet to the grocery store entrance. I stopped worrying so much about everyday insecurities and learned to be more courageous. Even observing the way you now walk, I have learned to swagger my steps confidently like you! Taking action is better than not moving against my own fear; Forest and his marines do that without hesitation. Forest has shown me we can all make a difference in this world; all we have to do is try because what is in your heart will come out for all to see.
So I pass out gloves and water to homeless people in the midst of heavy traffic; I take time to talk with people, listen to their story and share my admiration for our military men and women. On a summer's day you will find me capturing their moments of service in my paintings, under big maple trees on my front lawn. Life is such a gift and I have entwined that into my artwork.
|Oh and did I mention-I love the job of taking care of your car while you are out there in Afghanistan!|
Sharon A. Blair, Artist and proud Mom of Sgt Forest Blair, USMC