|This poem came to me after a
request by a visitor to the site to find a poem that would be appropriate
for remembering a birthday (October 27) of a young woman, Kristin Michelle
Tomalson, killed by a drunk driver on July 3, 1999.
The story reminded me of another Kristin Francis, killed in the mid 1970's Farrell's Ice Cream Parlor plane crash at the young age of 3, who now has a niece close to the age of 3, named in her memory. To both of them and their families, we hope they have found their better place.
This beautiful Angel image is appropriately entitled "Entrance to Paradise."
Bring the photos of old time
Know that I am in a better place
without hatred and without death
I wait here for you
from the old to the new.
Cry for me no more.
© 1999 Kirsti A. Dyer, MD, MS
|From the E-mails
On July 3, 1999 my little cousin, Kristin Michelle Tomalson, was struck and killed while crossing the road by a drunk driver. She was only 17 years old and would have been a senior in high school this coming year. She had plans to go onto college to become a corporate lawyer. She was so beautiful and was always smiling- everyone still makes comments about her smiling everytime they saw her. I think her greatest love was being around people that loved and cared about her. She went to church faithfully every Sunday. To look at her one would see purity, innocence, and a childish spirit within her. She was one of a kind!
We are all still trying to deal
with the pain but her mother is not doing well at all. I found your
poems on the internet and printed a few out and gave them to her to read.
She thought they were beautiful, as well.
She wants me to try and find one appropriate for putting in the paper for
Kristi's birthday, which is October 27. I have not found any yet.
When I saw your email adress I thought
maybe you would be able to help me locate one or even write one for us.
|About the Artist
This incredible computer-generated artwork was made by Evelyn (Eve) Daigrepont Croft. She is a systems administrator, who started doing angel art in 94. She states "I am not an artist by trade but angel art is what I can do." To me this is quite an understatement!
During a six month period of unemployment, she sat at her computer and more than 50 Angel pictures just 'poured out.' Eve says that "My pictures create themselves. I see them fully before I start them and I use whatever it takes to copy what I see onto the computer. People recognize my pictures as being gifts from God and that way whatever they see goes back to Him and not to me." The angels in her gallery are working angels. Visitors to the gallery find an angel that reaches out to their inward being which is what makes this art so beautiful.
Many of the Angels have been made by special requests from those who have lost a child, lost a loved one, or were dying of cancer, created from what people described and what she saw in their words. She prefers Angel Art because of the internal peace it brings where there is external turmoil and the soothing of the soul. Her work has brought inspiration for other artists to expand their horizons, working on a much deeper level. She is at times in awe of how beautiful some of her creations are and finds herself at peace sitting in her own gallery.
Art by Eve is now available for ordering as T-shirts. Eve has become
an affliated member with ArtApart.com, an online t-shirt design studio.
With this affiliation, visitors can choose one of several inspired
Angel Art images to put on a t-shirt. The t-shirts are designed on-line
and viewed before ordering. Create one for a child, a friend, loved one,
significant other or yourself. You can include your own thoughts on your
special angel t-shirt. Visit the Angel
Art T-Shirt Gallery. Christmas isn't that far away.
Help support the artwork of this phenomenal