My most recently completed painting is from my "PoP of Love" Collection and it features a beautiful heart in rainbow colors with a butterfly to symbolize renewal and strength for those fighting the battle against Lyme disease. The green butterfly body is a flowing green ribbon to help raise awareness for the signs and symptoms of Lyme disease, a disease that can often take up to two years to be accurately diagnosed. In the meantime the person suffering with the disease is left with unanswered questions and dealing with a disease that takes on many different characteristics.
Patients are often misdiagnosed with other diseases that have similar symptoms, which causes Lyme Disease to go unchecked and untreated causing longer term damage. Please be aware of the symptoms if you live in an area that has a history of ticks carrying Lyme Disease so that you can help yourself and other's avoid long term issues from the disease, that can often times be physically, mentally and emotionally debilitating .
I was inspired to paint this heart and butterfly painting after watching Yolanda Foster, from the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills TV fame, battle the disease. For someone who clearly loves the outdoors, particularly riding her horses, it's a shame to see her struggle with such a disease and not be able to do the things that she loves. It made me realize how lucky we are to have our health and how important it is to keep healthy and be aware of our bodies and when something is not right. As someone who loves the outdoors and spends much of my time being close to nature, I can imagine what a hardship this must be for her and anyone battling the disease.
I like to see this painting as one that inspires us to be aware of our bodies, minds and souls and to keep them healthy in whatever ways we can. The bright, vibrant colors in "Inspire" are a form of color therapy that I hope when anyone looks at this painting it makes them feel good from the inside out. The colors PoP and breathe life and happiness into our souls.
I also created this beautiful green ribbon below to help raise awareness for Lyme Disease. I want to help other's to be strong and fight against this horrible disease, and the best way I can do that is by painting and creating art that will help raise awareness.
Feel free to share the ribbon below to show your strength, courage and support to help raise awareness for Lyme Disease, please be sure to attribute me as the artist and link back to this website, thank you!! Only for personal use to share on social media, cannot be reproduced in any way shape or form without permission from Megan Duncanson©
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