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The world depicted in this piece is that of another one of those fictional places in my mind. Yet somehow it started out as a photo of a very real place. It’s an older photo snap of a few winters ago. There was a parking lot filled with melting snow as the sun blasted it’s powerful light through the naked trees. I was so taken by the beauty of this moment, the visual stayed with me.
As the new year started, I knew I would be returning back to all of you. Thoughts began entering my mind as to how I’d create something magical for all of you after resting my writing and artist hands. Then I thought of something so profound my son stated last week.
“You can’t see a rainbow in the dark, Mom.”
You see, my son is only five years old and clearly did not understand the weight of what he was saying. The deep meaning behind such a simple statement managed to stun me for a moment. Think about it. To him, he was merely stating such a sentence in its simplest terms, very logic-based and to the point. However, if you look at this statement in a metaphoric sense, that is where the beauty begins.
You cannot possibly see anything positive when you’re hanging in darkness. You need light to be able to “see rainbows”.
It was that statement that helped inspire the artwork above and a theme I’d like to take throughout this new year.
I dedicate this first Sleepy Sundays post of 2015 to my son who continues to inspire me everyday.
What are some of your goals for 2015? Do you have a mantra for the new year?
Have a bright Sunday!