We Must Choose Love

Hi everyone, welcome to a new challenge this week at Tuesday Throwdown where we want to see you use watercolors on your project.

I almost didn't get the chance to create something for this challenge, but after the events of this weekend, I couldn't resist and pulled something together.  But the whole process of putting this card together and reflecting on what is going on in this country just drove my crazy.

The tragedy that happened in Florida this past weekend is heartbreaking...

Whether you or I agree with any of the lifestyles of the LGBT community has no place in this right now.  What does matter is that there is so much hate in this country.  And I keep asking myself WHY?  Why can't we agree to disagree?  Why can't we support everyone in what they choose to do with their lives?  Why do we need to turn to violence when we disagree?  Why?  Just Why??....

I am terrified of the direction that the hearts of so many in this country are going.  I don't believe it's a gun issue..or a terror issue...those are all just scapegoats for the real problem.  It's a LOVE issue...
I'm not talking that sappy romantic type of love...this is a different kind.  One that has not limits or rules.  It's open to everyone and we should all feel it for the people in our lives and the people of this beautiful country.

It made my heart swell to see so much support pop up so quickly for the victims of this tragedy.  To know that, while the news may show us so much of the bad that happens, there are always good people around too.

Hold onto that good...hold onto the love.  Feel it in your soul and live it in your lives.

And just choose love!

"All Life is Precious" - TWD

If you want to help the people of Florida in some way, here are a few links I've found:

This is a straight up GoFundMe page for the victims:  Pulse Victims Fund

Here is a great article that highlights so many options to help out:  How To Help

As I said before, whether you agree with the lifestyles of these victims or not, this isn't the time to judge.  Our country has been under attack by haters for so long now, and this is just the most recent one....sadly they will keep happening until we can fill the country with love and outshine the blackness in so many hearts...

I leave you with my card, dedicated to everyone in Florida dealing with this horrible situation..
Materials:  Watercolor paint for the background.   WPlus9 Sending Hoping Wishing stamp setFreckled Fawn Long Classic Arrow

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
    AAA Cards #66-Watercolor
    A Gem of a Challenge #171-Love and Romance  (this more highlights on the love side.)
    Artistic Inspirations #158-Anything Goes
    Simon Says Stamp-Guy Card
    Word Art Wednesday #234-Anything Goes

Thanks for visiting <3
 

6 comments:

  1. Great card. Perfect card for dedicating for the Orlando incident. Thanks for playing along Simon Says Stamp Challenge :) Gayatri xx

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  2. Wonderful colours and a perfect for the Orlando incident. Love the addition of the vellum behind the sentiment. Thanks for playing along with us at AAA Cards!

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  3. Very cool watercolor background.

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  4. Pretty and striking watercolours and great to see your bold and CAS card in our gallery. Thanks for playing at AAA Cards. Sarah

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  5. wonderful card :)
    Thanks for playing along in the Artistic Inspirations Challenge.
    Hugs,
    Natalie
    INKognito

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  6. I appreciated your wonderful words. I totally agree.

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