Vanessa tripped into my blog post “If you are stuck, listen up.” Apparently it resonated with her on a less-than-sunny-day. She left a comment on the post that led to a bit of back and forth between us – - two bloggers not previously acquainted – yet connected in this community that continues to amaze. I learned the following:
Vanessa and her sister Dion had wanted to create a blog as a tribute to their Dad and keep his memory alive. However, re-living the sorrow of the loss of her Father was “a reality she had difficulty confronting.” However, as she proceeded to build the blog, the effort actually became a celebration of his life and his art.
The blog is titled “Vincent Farrell Artist.” It is dedicated to the art and life of Vincent Farrell 1928-2008 who Vanessa describes as “my maestro and my inspiration.”
On April 20th, the Home & Hearth Magazine will feature an online gallery of Vincent Farrell’s work. According to Vanessa, the magazine has put in a “huge effort in creating this online project which will also be written about in Yahoo.com.’” Everyone is excited about the exhibition.
Vanessa permitted me to share two art works in her Father’s collection: “Study in Blue” and “In the Garden.” His work is magnificent. I encourage you to check out Vanessa’s blog to see more of his art.
This heart-warming story is a life Study in Blue. Bravo Vanessa. Your Father must be looking down and beaming.