This original is available HERE
I read this week about how when we offer up hope, that we’ll also receive hope as well. When we connect with others and share our stories, we let other know that they are not alone and that we understand. = HOPE.
Even when we are feeling hopeless or down when we connect and share…. we are helping ourselves. There is an attitude shift when connection happens with others and guess what?… Hope happens
When I thought about hope… I wanted to create something that was bright and happy and I think I achieved it.
Enjoy your Sunday Inspiration video
Supplies Used: Deco Art Premium paint, Deco Art Premium extender, Deco Art Premium matte medium, Palette knives, Sennelier Oil Pastels, ledgers collage pak, vintage birds collage pak, 12×12 mdf board
Stencil Used: Flower drawing
New – Vintage bird collage pak:
Be inspired, create and know that you are loved!
Shawn, this piece of art is stunning!! The peaceful heart, with the bird clinging to it, rising out of a “busy” background (which I perceive as our chaotic world), is hope personified!!! This gorgeousness speaks volumes to we, the onlookers!!! I believe that you were channeling the poet, Emily Dickinson. The speaker (Dickinson) describes hope as a bird (“the thing with feathers”) that perches in the soul. There, it sings wordlessly and without pause. The song of hope sounds sweetest “in the Gale,” and it would require a terrifying storm to ever “abash the little Bird / That kept so many warm.” The speaker says that she has heard the bird of hope “in the chillest land— / And on the strangest Sea—”, but never, no matter how extreme the conditions, did it ever ask for a single crumb from her.
Your words spoke the same thing, Shawn…….when we offer a good word, a smile, that’s hope!!! Thank you, my friend……..enjoy a wonderful day!! Carole
Carole,… thank you! I always see hope as a bird, partly because of Emily Dickinson’s poem, it’s one of my favorite!
You are such a good soul… thank you for you encouraging words!