Isaiah 6:8

8 Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?”And I said, “Here am I. Send me!”

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

A Jolt From My Past in the Form of Chet Wancewicz

I love lighthouses and have planned many trips around lighthouses most of my life. I fell in love with my first lighthouse when I was just a little girl in South Florida. The lighthouse was a red one located in Jupiter, just a hop, skip, and jump away from where I lived. My whole life I have been attracted to the might and power of a lighthouse. I have read stories about them, I have collected ones I have been too...(and of course you know that when you collect something and somebody finds out you collect...that is all you get forever. I finally had to quit collecting the ones I visited...to keep from getting generic ones. Ok...so I have gotten distracted from my goal...My Forest Hill high school classmate, Chet Wancewicz, moved to Maine not long after we graduated and has apparently done quite well for himself. Out of the blue he found me on facebook and after adding him as my friend I decided to google him. (I am goofy like that. I love to see if other people have my name and what they do.) What I found was amazing. He is an artist. I was so very impressed by his lighthouse painting that I just felt the need to share it with the blogging world. The lighthouse I am showing you, is one of the more popular ones of those created for an annual fundraising event in Main. This structure features 63 images of Maine’s lighthouses along with the other typical things that are common to the Maine coast such as lobsters, flowers, shells and beautiful scenery as well as a poem across the top. How creative is that. Chet teaches art to children and in my book....if he was not most likely to succeed...he should have been.

4 comments:

JennyMac said...

the painting is great! And how nice of you to give him the kudos.

Kelly said...

Beautiful!

Leigh of Bloggeritaville said...

Oh, Karen! My husbands grandmother collects them too (the one who has been so sick) They are so special!
HEy! You're a winner over at my blog and all the time in my book!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

HI! First time visitor to you blog..I saw you on Sherry's.

I love lighthouses also! It's hard top explain but they make me happy. I was thrilled to see the Portland Head in Maine and Peggy's Cove in Nova Scotia while on a cruise.