When we least expect it, life sets us a challenge to test our courage and willingness to change; at such a moment, there is no point in pretending that nothing has happened or in saying that we are not ready. The challenge will not wait. Life does not look back. A week is more than enough time for us to decide whether or not to accept our destiny.”~ Paul Coelho

"Some Mad Hope..."
A young and vital child knows no limit to his own will, and it is the only reality to him. It is not that he wants at the outset to fight other wills, but that they simply do not exist for him. Like the artist, he goes forth to the work of creation, gloriously alone.
Jane Harrison

Jude Harzer Artist/Art Educator

Jude Harzer Artist/Art Educator
My art is a reflection of my effort to recognize and embrace the beauty in the world around me, even when it seems most difficult to find. Contact me at judiharz@aol.com or visit my website at http://www.judeharzerfineart.com

Visit My Website


"Most of us have two lives- the life we live, and the unlived life within us. Between the two stands resistance."Steven Pressfield

"The greatest freedoms are freedom from regret, freedom from fear, freedom from anxiety, and freedom from sorrow."
Thich Nhat Hanh

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Fly: Giver of Life and Light

"Rosa Parks sat in 1955: Martin Luther King walked in 1963: Barack Obama ran in 2008,that our children might FLY."

Jude Harzer "Fly: Giver of Life and Light" oil on canvas 48" w x 36" h
Although created in 2007, this image seems perfectly suited as a commemoration of this day in our history. It celebrates our children and all that Obama represents: promise, life, light,persistence and the ability to fly based on strength rather than weakness.This is an extraordinary "moment"...January 20,2009


  1. I hope "Fly: Giver of Life and Light" will make it's way to President Obama. Your work should surely be a beacon of his "dream" for change in America. This piece will go far.
    Frances Tonks.

  2. Dear Frances,
    Thank you so much for your comment! I fully intend to send it to the President if for nothing else than to show him my support. I do believe that the painting represents his ideals for our country and for our children.I hope that we all have the opportunity to "fly." Hope to see you soon and thank you for attending my last exhibit!


Jude, Art and Inspiration