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Sarah - Do Not Mourn Me Dead

Lianne Schneider


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Sarah - Do Not Mourn Me Dead Digital Art


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Sialkot, pu - Pakistan


Mount Airy, MD - United States

Lianne, I saw the image, saw the title and immediately the strains of Ashoken Farewell rang in my mind. Great work. - Mike (V)

Philadelphia, PA - United States

Lianne -- the thoughts, textures, emotions, historical data & patriotic pride you have skillfully layered with such a gossamer touch upon this artful re-enactment -- fit together as organically as the skins of an onion. When peeled away one by one, they evoke in the viewer tears of joy at having been allowed to share vicariously in the pathos that enveloped the original event. Blessings & gratitude for giving us the additional bounty of Sullivan Ballou's final preserved words in this world, filled with humility before the One who created it, & love for his family & fellow humans.

Lianne Schneider replied:

That has got to be the most thoughtful and beautiful comment I've ever received on anything Joseph. I'm touched more deeply than I can say and overwhelmed with gratitude as well. I've always been haunted by the sacrifices made for us from the very beginning and Ken Burns magnificent Civil War series with its exquisite music of the Ashoken Farewell seemed to call for me to create something in tribute. Thank you so very much.

Strykersville, NY - United States

Thank you so much Darren for featuring this image in 3 A DAY WAITING ROOM ART. I so appreciate it.

Strykersville, NY - United States

Thank you all so much for your lovely comments and support...that means so much. I hope that if I haven't already, you'll soon see me visiting your work to say a personal thank you.

Pueblo, CO - United States

Another vote for this amazing work.

South San Francisco, CA - United States

Another awesome work and powerful scene! F/V

Goshen, IN - United States

A wonderful work- telling a powerful story!

Bollebygd - Sweden

Emotional image and writing Lianne!

Smithfield, VA - United States

Lianne, I came back again to see this remarkable picture as well as to read the letter in the description. My husband and I recently watched the movie: "Lincoln". I guess you have seen it. I always learn so much when visiting your site on FAA. Your images alone are so well done and powerful (as well as beautiful.) Then the extra bonus of reading the descriptions often touches my heart. Thank you again. F/V.

Smithfield, VA - United States

Thank you so much for your kind and gracious words about Autumn Hideaway Revisited.

Smithfield, VA - United States

Lianne, I was looking for an image of yours that I had not previously commented about. I don't know how I missed this one. The image itself is splendid. The composition is perfect. Then, then then! I read the prose along with it which brought tears to my eyes. Lianne, your work on FAA is remarkable & your meaningful prose along with it is also GREAT. F/V

Tarnow - Poland

Simply stunning work! v

Lianne Schneider replied:

I'm very honored by that wonderful comment Kate - thank you so very much.

Glenford, Oh - United States

Lianne - This is a superb representation of the civil war era. It is such a touching image along with it's title. I love visiting the sites that formed our history as this and every time I do I feel so small in the areas that had so much suffering... v/f

Lianne Schneider replied:

Oh my Lord - deepest apologies for allowing this amazing, thoughtful and insightful comment to slip through the cracks. It's so very lovely of you and I do appreciate it very much.

Santa Rosa De Calamuchita, Co - Argentina

Lianne, you have such incredible art in your galleries! This one is so emotional. I really, really like it! A V&F from me.

Lianne Schneider replied:

Thank you so very much Nelieta - what an incredibly lovely compliment. I am very touched by that.

Mijas, Ma - Spain

Immensely moving artwork. I think of this piece - as I do so many of yours (and my own), as composite of image and words as a single work. The gloss greatly enhances an already very effective picture and sets one pondering. It reminds one how astonishingly powerful the force of political conviction can be, that it can put itself ahead of the most powerful and close family love, and in individuals of evident great character, depth and strength of will. A man like Sullivan Ballou is no ordinary man - and no doubt there were many others like him - who dearly loved their families but risked all for the cause. Probably they knew that there was no alternative, for once a nation is at war with itself, there can be no peace in evasion. The consequences of war, of victory and defeat, will be reaped, and will be visited upon all whether they took part in the war or not. Therefore there is something of the admission of destiny in going to war like this, as well as conviction, perhaps. It is a job that may or may not be relished but cannot be avoided, and a strong man went into it with a stout heart and without failing to recognise what he may lose by doing so, nor failing to acknowledge his responsibilities to those he loved. Very moving. v/f

Lianne Schneider replied:

I am deeply moved by your gracious, generous and extremely insightful comment Arjun. I think that all you speak of here is exactly what I was trying to capture...the Ballou letter has always moved me deeply to think of sacrifice, priority and the meaning of patriotism. At a time when patriotism seems a catch word for knee-jerk reactions and diminishing freedoms, it's important to look at it more objectively. I cannot tell you how very much your intelligent, articulate and thoughtful comment means to me. Thank you seems too little to say in response.

Boise, ID - United States

Marvelous! v/f

Lianne Schneider replied:

So glad you liked it Sandi - thank you!

Mumbai, ma - India

Excellent work...

Lianne Schneider replied:

What a very encouraging thing to say Prashant - thank you so much.

Lake Worth, FL - United States

Beautiful image, presentation, and description to accompany it. Great job Lianne! We Voted! Celebrate life, Debra and Dave

Lianne Schneider replied:

I'm glad this touched you two - you can't imagine how much I appreciate your lovely comment. Thank you so much.

Eagar, AZ - United States

I believe everything has already been said...

Lianne Schneider replied:

Thank you so much Juls - I'm very flattered and honored by that lovely comment.

Toronto, ON - Canada

excellent piece ! very moving

Lianne Schneider replied:

Thanks so very much Elaine. So pleased you liked it.

Wesley, ME - United States

Very moving presentation Lianne, the letter and the image go hand in hand to remind us of the human cost in all wars. Your beautiful painting truly deserves to be seen and treasured. v/f

Lianne Schneider replied:

so sorry Susan - forgot to hit reply! Lianne Schneider Reply | Delete The cost - so high always - but thank God there have been those willing to pay such a price. It seemed fitting as we near July 4th that we remember the principles for which so many gave their lives. Thank you so very much Susan.

Ankara - Turkey

On the edge of death in the heart of life.. V/f

Lianne Schneider replied:

You're so very kind Hayrettin - and exactly right. The letter here says just that - a remarkable testament to the enduring human spirit. Thank you so much.

Melbourne - Australia

Deeply moving both in image and writing. FV

Lianne Schneider replied:

Thank you so very much Rosy - this letter has always evoked strong feelings in me so I'm very glad you like it!

Winnipeg, MB - Canada

Fabulous work and processing is flawless Lianne.f/v

Lianne Schneider replied:

How very lovely and generous of you Teresa. Thank you!

Brookeville, MD - United States

Superb image and processing, Lianne!!!! Beautiful .. and so moving!!!

Lianne Schneider replied:

Ah Lois - thank you so very much. I know you don't live that far from many of the battlefields so you're surrounded by history. You're a treasure my friend. xo

Albany, OR - United States

Lianne, this image really moved me, especially as I read the excerpt from the diary. My dad was a Civil War buff and the summer of my sixteenth birthday we piled in the car and took a cross-country trip. I remember visiting Civil War battlefields like Gettysburg & Appomattox, and thinking about the young men who lost their lives there. What a beautiful reminder of their sacrifices--they were real people with families who missed them terribly. I love how you've combined your art with such poignant words!

Lianne Schneider replied:

What a wonderful memory Bonnie - I'm so glad this image resurrected that for you. And what a stunningly beautiful and touching comment - so full of insight and compassion. Thank you so much!

Anderson, CA - United States

Oh my dear Lianne, such a dynamic and poignant image - the historical letter is like icing on the cake! Wonderful work my sweet friend! jd

Lianne Schneider replied:

Thank you so much dear Joyce - it was the letter and the music that got me! I'm so glad you could feel that too. xox

Amarillo, Tx - United States

Love the nostalgia of this wonderful image, Lianne. My GGGranddaddy fought for the south...f/v

Lianne Schneider replied:

Awww Karen - then it's good to remember our history - as a nation and individually - and remember too the sacrifices made for principles along the way. Thank you so much!

Ormeau, Qu - Australia

Outstanding Digital Art Lianne and incorporated with such a moving letter v/tw/g/v... superb work my friend and my compliments to you..... Blair

Lianne Schneider replied:

Ah Blair - I suspect you and I would get along famously on an outing because your love of history shows in your work too and I adore ships and anything to do with the Thank you so much Blair.

Culleoka, TN - United States

Excellent work, Lianne. Love the vintage feel. The post processing is wonderful. Vote.

Lianne Schneider replied:

So very lovely of you to say Kristin. Thank you so much.

Norwalk, Oh - United States

What a beautiful image. Love the vintage look and your awesome texture work. Voted.

Lianne Schneider replied:

You are so very gracious and generous Mary - thank you so very much. I appreciate that a great deal.

USA UK, Ut - United Kingdom

Very powerful image and work, wonderful history

Lianne Schneider replied:

Thanks so very much Tracy - that's just so lovely of you.

Lake Country, BC - Canada

You put so much effort and research into your work, Lianne- beautifully presented!!

Lianne Schneider replied:

Such a generous and lovely thing to say Will - thank you so much for that.

Longview, TX - United States

Wonderful work, Lianne! I admire your love of history!

Lianne Schneider replied:

Thank you so much Kim - I do love history actually very much...and you are into this history as well I know! Your reenactment pieces are fabulous! Thank you.

Storybrooke, ME - United States

Lianne you create the greatest images! This one takes me back in time. "My Dear Sarah" touching and perfectly paired with your artwork. v/f

Lianne Schneider replied:

You're always so very gracious Bob and more than generous with your lovely comments. Thank you so much.

Vildbjerg - Denmark

Excellent! I especially like the contrasting shade and light.

Lianne Schneider replied:

How wonderful of you to notice Odd - thank you very much.

Cape Coral, FL - United States

Excellent image of life during the civil war. The words are a wonderful addition to the image. Beautiful work. voted

Lianne Schneider replied:

That's such a wonderful thing to say Rosalie. I appreciate it very much.

Toronto, ON - Canada


Lianne Schneider replied:

Thanks so much Elaine - so glad you like it.



Lianne Schneider replied:

Thank you so much Mahra - I so appreciate your visit and lovely comment.

Gettysburg, PA - United States

A wonderful and evocative image!!!! Living in Gettysburg, Pa., the Civil War is very close to home for me. Beautifully complimented by the writing!

Lianne Schneider replied:

Have been to and through Gettysburg often - my son lives in VA so it's enroute. Thanks so much Angela - that means so much!

San Francisco, CA - United States

Superb composite Lianne, love how you incorporated the letter. v

Lianne Schneider replied:

Oh Kate thank you so much - it's very touching and meaningful to me.

Bucharest, Ro - Romania

What a moving work you created and the letter is so touching. Outstanding piece, Lianne. f,v

Lianne Schneider replied:

Thank you so much dear Ana - it seems we've each evoked emotion with our last work - yours moved me a great deal too. I so appreciate your constant support. xo

Rawdon, QC - Canada

such poignant words and image together, Lianne! Must be such a difficult time to go through for all those men... and women.... sad reality :( fantastic in all!

Lianne Schneider replied:

Thank you so much Aimelle - this is a very touching piece of history that just makes me weep for the world sometimes.

Dubai, D - United Arab Emirates

Very touching,Lianne.....Nobody can view this narrative painting, with out a drop of tear in their eyes.....V

Lianne Schneider replied:

Oh Latha that's just such a wonderful sentiment. If everyone felt that, perhaps we could find it in our hearts to make peace all over the world.

Green Lane, PA - United States

V/F!!! AWESOME! Your love of history shows in your work, and you bring us into the reality that is war, suffering, death, and love; love never-ending, love that goes on beyond the grave. How sad that mankind cannot live in peace. Anyway - this is fantastic, Lianne:>)

Lianne Schneider replied:

Oh Carol what a wonderful comment. Yes, I do love history - that was my undergrad degree - but this letter meant so much more than that. As you never-ending, beyond death. I think that's what always got to me about this and every time I hear that music I think of this. Thank you!

Lakeland, FL - United States

lianne, this is one of the most heart rending, beautiful love letters and images I've ever visited. How beautifully he proclaims his love and how wonderful the letter has been preserved. It makes me think of my own husbands time in Viet Nam, torn between country and family. What a sad time. wonderful piece, v/f

Lianne Schneider replied:

My husband served in VietNam too as did my brother and I know, even though it was early in that conflict, before all the peace riots etc., that they both struggled with the choice. That's one of the reasons this letter has always touched me. Thank you so much Sharon.

Toronto, ON - Canada

Lovely work, very moving.

Lianne Schneider replied:

Thank you so much Marilyn - I really appreciate that so much.

Silicon Valley, CA - United States

Wow, this piece of work you created is amazing, Lianne! Read this letter, it made me in tears. I really adore the hero had such a big heart to devote his life to the country, but still loved his families deeply... What a spirit! Thanks for sharing it, so beautiful and touching!!

Lianne Schneider replied:

Oh thank you so much Xueling - it means so much to me that you caught the spirit of love that lies under the words.

Pueblo, CO - United States

How unbelievably moving this is, both in art and writing, even for someone who hates war and who would not put principle above the well-being of family, if choice be allowed. Bravo. v/f

Lianne Schneider replied:

I hate war too Lenore - and I can think of few things I could even contemplate putting ahead of family. But I think that the love expressed here is significant in its expression of the truth that love survives death. Thank you so much my friend.

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