Every spring, we experience hope fulfilled. When daffodils and tulips emerge from winter’s blanket, we see our hope fulfilled that spring will come. Of course, there is the waiting. Sometimes winter lingers and we wait longer; sometimes, like this year, winter departs sooner, and we are blessed with spring’s early arrival.
The life of an artist is a lot about hope fulfilled. We have a vision, we sketch it and then we hope that what we paint on the canvas will translate our vision into art that touches people. The truth is life is this way for all of us, whether we are artists, athletes or real estate brokers. It is not so much about our vocation as it is about our willingness to hope. It is the hoping that encourages us to try and to believe that our extra effort will make a difference.
I painted Spring Angel several years ago. And yet, each spring I enjoy her more, perhaps because as one lives longer the ability to hope that spring will come, in whatever corners of our lives we most need it, takes on deeper meaning.
And speaking of hope, I do hope that you will be able to attend the April 19 Meet the Artists exhibit and cocktail reception that the Historic Christ Church Gift Shop is hosting for me and jewelry artist Tiffany Scott. This exhibit of my paintings and art gifts and Tiffany’s jewelry takes place from 6:30 to 8:30 pm in the Mead Room at Christ Church, located at 121 N. Columbus Street. The attached invitation has details.
The Gift Shop supports over two dozen local and global missions and some of the proceeds from the sales that night will support these good causes.
Wishing you all the blessings of hope fulfilled.