As a few of you know, I have had a long string of very sad losses over the course of the past 5 months and recently found out of more to follow.
Although any thought about my muse is subject to my own interpretation, I think recent events probably take center stage behind the new blog banner. It seems when I am subconsciously trying to sift and sort through the many layers of my soul and more overt emotions, I end up being more self-centered and reflective and then creativity follows. My life-long spiritual quest has taken several turns, but more noticeable is how these times of loss simply turn up the volume of higher values. Visually, the new blog banner is an effort to reflect this - that I am doing my best, to follow my heart which in turn leads me to spirit and wisdom. My heart tells me these difficult and necessary lessons and are important in that they serve to reinforce the many blessings I am surrounded with each day.
One of the more recent losses was the tragic accident of a friend's son at age 34. Together with his wife of 2.5 years, they had just learned they were expecting a baby less than 2 weeks before his sudden death. The family has deep faith and is holding on to it like never before as they try to come to terms of navigating life without him. I made this illustration for his wife as she makes her way through the many unthinkable challenges she now faces. I hope it will give her strength.
- 8 x 10 digital illustration
Image Credits - Tumble Fish Studio - hands, waves
Figure - public domain free- Zeigfeld
Wings - Holliewood Studio
Portal - Lorie Davison