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This drawing is called
"For Now and Ever".
After writing the poem, I worked with a quill pen and placed thousands of dots, one at a time, to create this gift for a special anniversary in our family.


The poem reads:
"There is no moment of my life
when you are not a part of me;
you hold my heart; you guard my soul;
you guide my dreams so tenderly
And if my will might be done,
and all I long for could come true,
with perfect joy I would choose
to share eternity with you."

14" x 16"


 
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This piece is called
"The Vow".
Working each day for nearly two months, I created this work in honor of my parents and the love they shared.


The poem reads:
"And we shall walk
through all our days
with love remembered
and love renewed."

16" x 16"


 
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This piece is called
"The Promise".
After writing the poem below, I worked with a quill pen to create this gift in honor of my youngest brother and his wife.


The poem reads:
"Across the years I will walk with you -
in deep green forests; on shores of sand:
and when our time on earth is through,
in heaven, too, you will have my hand"

14" x 16"


 
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This drawing is called
"In Our Time".
It is composed of thousands of dots of ink and was created as a gift for someone who is very much a part of my life.


The poem reads:
"...And when we grow old
I will find two chairs
and set them close each sun-lit day,
that you and I - in quiet joy -
may rock the world away."

14" x 16"


 
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This drawing is called
"A Mother's Gift".
Remembering the happy childhood she gave to my sister, my brothers and me, I created this work for my mom on her 70th birthday.


The poem reads:

" She gave me love, as well as life;
so whatever goodness I may bring to Earth
began with the gift of my mother's heart "

16" x 16"


 
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This drawing is called
"A Father's Gift".
With my brother and his daughter as my models, I created this piece for my dad on his 70th birthday.


The poem reads:

" He gave so much of himself to me -
his time, his trust,his tender care -
that whatever else I may become
I will always be my father's child. "

16" x 16"


 
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This drawing is called
"Partners in Joy".
With two of my nieces as models, I created this work as a tribute to the love between two sisters or two friends.


The poem reads:

" If you could see yourself through my eyes -
your warmth and your wonder;
your winsome surprise;
your beauty and brightness; the joy you impart - you'd know why you'll always be dear to my heart. "

16" x 16"


 
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This drawing is called
"Tonight and Forever".
For their 15th anniversary I created this piece for my dearest friends.


The poem reads:

" I will ask no more of life
than this:
that I might love you
through all my days,
and that you may find
both peace and joy
in the constancy
of my heart. "

14" x 16"


 
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This drawing is called
"Our Song".
On the occasion of their 15th anniversary, I created this for a fireman friend and his dear wife.


The poem reads:

" Somehow the world keeps aging:
Somehow you never do;
somehow I know — in the heart of my heart —
I'll always be young with you."

16" x 16"


 
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This drawing is called
"Legacy".
One of my newest drawings. This piece was created for the 25th anniversary of two people who have truly enriched my life.


The poem reads:

"This, I will remember
when the rest of life
is through:
The finest thing
I've ever done
is simply
loving you."

14" x 16"


 
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This drawing is called
"Always".
Symbolic of the seasons of their lives, this work was created in tribute to two dear friends who have been together for more than thirty years.


The poem reads:

"Through all of our seasons
this will be certain;
this will be constant,
shining and true:
with the gift of your heart
you gave my life meaning;
and I'll spend a lifetime
cherishing you."

16" x 16"


 
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This drawing is called
"Moment by Moment".
I created it as an anniversary gift for my young friends, Amandine and David, who are totally devoted to one another.  They inspired this work, as their love inspires everyone who knows them.


The poem reads:

"Through all our years
may you find
warmth and joy
and peace of mind
in this hand and heart
you have won;
for my love for you
has just begun."

14" x 16"


 
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This drawing is called
"Gratitude".
I created this work as a gift for my Mom and Dad's caregiver, Gwen.  She is our family's guardian angel.


The poem reads:

"I will never forget
your kindness.
Its gentle warmth
will continue to glow,
long after
these days have passed.
You have been
a gift to my spirit,
and ~evermore~
I will hold dear
the blessings
of your gracious heart."

14" x 16"


 
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This drawing is called
"The Sunshine Girls".
Working from  a photo I took in a Parisian park, I had great fun recreating the fervor of the conversation among these three women.  Hanging in the "coffee-klatch" area of my home, they stimulate both lofty and low "discourse."


16" x 16"


 
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This drawing is called
"Devotion".
A young soldier I met in Atlanta asked me to create something for his wife.  He was being deployed to Afghanistan, and she was terribly worried.


The poem reads:

"When we are parted
and you see this drawing
may you know that this hand
contains my heart,
as I reach through time
with infinite faith
that you and I
will be joined again."

14" x 16"

© 2013, Robert Sexton