I saw these mini canvases and my heart immediately fluttered because they were a perfect way to give people an opportunity to have an original artwork that was not only affordable, they could take it anywhere! Have it serve as a reminder for what ever they need it to mean for their personal struggle. Have it represent their focus on positivity and love.
My idea was you could keep them in your wallet or literally your pocket. Pull it our wherever you go and have a piece of personal beauty, love, heart, and a symbol of hope. A means to keep the the days you face positive uplifted and the struggles a little more endurable.
A friend did that for me at the start of my healing journey from childhood sexual abuse. It was just a small square shadow box frame with a beautiful saying. I moved it around my home often so I could see it and even though it didn't solve all of my problems it was a constant reminder like the sun or moon that I mattered. That I could do some of the hardest work I would ever do.
This piece here is the first of eight in the series. I will write about each one. Though they be small they are full of heart and love for people, life, and deserve to be showcased individually!
I wasn't sure what to call this mini because there is so much involved in the thoughts and heart while painting it. I still don't know if it's the right name. I decided to call it:
If you Forget.
I thought about how we live among trees, water, sunset after sunset. Yet life becomes busy and would have us forget the simpler things in life! Staples of life that are really quite intricately made. Creations full of wonderment and so completely awe-inspiring!
So many of us are stuck in an office and see very little light of day. Especially here in Canada in the winter months! So many of us are busy looking down at our mobile devices. (You may be doing that at this very moment. Thank you for reading this.) We all need to stop and look and find the wonderment's that our earth has waiting for us to discover! It is part of our healing journeys, it is part of filling us emotionally.
The way the tree reaches and grows toward the light. How deep the wisdom of a tree. The way the sun sets every night but puts on a completely different show every night, never to be repeated. The way the leaves start to gold, copper, and crimson ever so gradually. The magic of fall has already begun here. How the water can be so still but reflect so easily the trepidation and storm within our hearts!
I want this piece to hold for us all the reminder that this life, this planet, is a gift! We need to drink it in to the last drop everyday.
If You Forget, if I forget, we can not get those precious moments back that we lost. We will never see that sunset or sunrise again. We will never see the way the tree raised its crowning glory in the special way it did this past spring. Everything nature does is unique, in the moment, and authentic. The tides and rivers move and change never stopping. It's so we don't forget. It is so WE do the stopping to take in these glorious moments of change, to learn, and to grow.
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