When I see trees starting to blossom in the Spring, the notion of hope comes to mind. As Spring resounds with themes of new life and new beginnings, I also think of new dreams and new ideas. I think many of us have areas in our lives where we may have hidden away some dreams or desires we have had in life. Maybe they seemed too great, too big and just beyond where we are now. Maybe we have walked through a "winter" season and hidden these dreams in our hearts waiting for a better time. However, I think oftentimes there's not a right time necessarily for those dreams to blossom, but maybe more like, a right frame of mind. There are many times in my life that certain dreams came to pass in seemingly inconvenient timing! My daughter was conceived during my mom's cancer treatments and born two months after my mom passed away. I illustrated my first children's book while I was now a mom of two, trying to balance life with an active toddler and baby. I birthed a new art business after a major move and under an insurmountable amount of stress... in the first three months I sold more art than I had sold in that time frame in years! During this coivd-19 crisis I invested more money in my art business than I ever had before (this all being while my husband got laid off!) I have learned not to always wait for "Spring", but just get in the right frame of mind, and go for it!
This painting was created in acrylic paint with hints of gold on an 8" x 8" wood cradled board in a 10" x 10" black float frame. It is finished with a beautiful glossy varnish which makes the colors pop! Let these beautiful Magnolia flowers remind you of the hope and dreams that are in your own heart, and let them blossom!