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Behind the Smiles

Evelyn Mix's avatar Evelyn Mix

Behind the smiles is about the emotions that parents of Congenital Heart Defect/ Disease go through. It is a difficult journey full of struggles and victories. The two different flowers in the drawing are Mended Heart Lily and the Bleeding Heart Flower. The Mended Heart Lily represents our children. Mended Heart is what we call a heart after open heart surgery. The Bleeding Heart flower represents us parents pouring out our soul to the world. 1 in 100 kids are diagnosed with CHD. The background is composed of 100 words that describe the journey CHD parents go through with their children. 50 negative words that we bury beneath the surface. We try not to let others see the struggles especially our kids. 50 positive words that we let the world know. We love the positive words but it is hard for us to talk about the negative and what goes on Behind the Smiles.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 2-D
  • Depth: 1 in.
  • Medium: color pencil
  • Width: 19 in
  • Year created: 2021
  • Height: 23 in