What is my meaning of a poppy? A poppy can mean many different things to many different people. When I think of poppies, I think of either the beautiful red flowers that grow in fields, or I think of Ukrainian dancers who would wear those shirts during their dances. The shirts had poppies all over them, and other designs of course. You know the ones who would bend to the ground and kick their legs in the air. It is fun and interesting to see them dancing! When I looked up the definition of a poppy it said it represents our fallen soldiers and Veterans Day. So...I have many veterans in my family, including my father, brother, uncle, and grandfather..to name a few. Any fallen heroes in my family? Well, we have one way back when during the civil war. Either way, I am super proud of the veterans in my family and I have a lot of respect for what they do. I am so glad that this painting has another meaning for me, not just the pretty flowers in a field or my Ukrainian baba, but for the men and women who have served this country. Do any of you have any fallen heroes or military men and women in your family?
Also, Enjoy watching my red poppy time lapse video!
Hi all! I am Natalia Ciriaco an art teacher and artist in Newark, De. I am starting a new blog about how I create my art and the many reasons why. Stay tuned for new artwork, videos, and discussions!
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