Now and then there will be a spiritual connection with a work of art I've created. It doesn't happen everytime but when it does it really is pretty exciting. Sometimes it may be the initial inspiration, sometimes it may be as I'm working or it can even happen long after the piece is finished. That is the case with Small Wonder, which was actually titled by my husband. I chose to work on this because I loved the contrast, the placement of the flower, and those buds! and so I painted it.
Yesterday morning it struck me, it's Christmas time! Over 2000 years ago a small wonder was born to a virgin in a manger, his name is Jesus the son of God. He would grow up in this world and later sacrifice his life so that all who believe could live life abundantly and not parish. This is love, a gift for all, a small wonder.
Anyway, it's pretty exciting to me when these connections occur and the work seems to take on a life of it's own, with a message.
I thought I was going to take a break from e-bay during the holidays, but I got so excited about this one, that I just listed it, kinda of sort of as my Christmas present to e-bayers!