This piece came straight from my heart. It started with the joy I feel from my children. They were both around me here while I was creating this piece.
Everyday I am amazed by their uniqueness, their growing abilities to communicate and express themselves. The love we share is such a strong bond that the emotion flowing out of me at the time felt bold, bright and I was unable to contain my happiness and the smiles as I painted!
My daughter was standing beside me as I painted saying,"You are doing a really good job painting momma!" She herself is an amazing painter already, at her young age, so coming from her it was a genuine compliment!
I am amazed by a child's ability to dream with no limits or boundaries. Anything is possible! So this got me thinking! Big surprise!
Our dreams and imaginations as we get older are not always straight forward or clear. There are colors and shapes, but no real set object laid out. Sometimes it starts with a feeling and heads out from there. There is often a focal point that we focus on. Some of its sketchy or fades away to nothingness around the edges; maybe because reality plays heavy on us as adults.
Whatever the case, when I dream I don't want to limit myself. I want to dream big and large, bright and bold, soft and satisfying. I want to dream of a world with endless possibilities. I want our dreams to become realities.
Our dreams have several layers and shades some are bright some are dark. Some are clear some are not so clear. Why? Dreams are rarely left or right or entirely straightforward. The path to making our dreams a reality is generally a winding path that we can only take one step at a time. But the journey to fulfilling a dream, while uncertain in parts, is so worth the walk.
I don't want to give up on my dreams. I want to try to remember how I dreamed and imagined before the world told me what I should dream or in some cases told me it was foolish to dream. I want to keep dreaming from that place! That is where the magic can happen and ideas flourish that may have otherwise perished.
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