Sunday, December 21, 2008

"Small Wonder"

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!
Merry Christmas!!


Anonymous said...

This is amazing! I love your paintings! How are you? You should come and see my blogs, I have one with my girls and family, one about my baby brother and one with my photography on it. I hope you are doing well!

Allison :-) said...

It is so nice to hear someone talking about the true reason why we celebrate Christmas. Another fantastic painting!! they are amazing!!!

Color Splashes said...

Thank you Christie and Allison! I'm very excited about all the followers, and yes I will be visiting your blogs!

Jill said...

Your work is very beautiful. It is so refreshing to hear you explain your spiritual connection to the painting.

May you and your famiy have a wonderful Christmas!