So here's a look at my playful side. The side of me that likes to throw caution to the wind and just go for it. The side of me that wants to try to "Pursue, Persist and Persevere" this year. I chose those as my words to focus on this year, my motto really, that I want to live by. I have some dreams that are worth catching and I'm going to do my best to get there, as long as I'm able. =)
As for this painting, it's really just my vision of Lassen, the one I have buried down deep within my soul that consists of pure feeling more than anything else. It's the joy and the beauty and the wonder in God's beautiful creation and in His abundant glory. It's one of the places I've treasured in my mind since I was yet a child, it was always a safe and happy place, where when nights were rough and my world seemed to fall in around me, I would meet my God there in my mind and we would stroll through the valleys and along the water's edge. It is such a beautiful place!
I hope that for you this new day, be it the first day of the New Year or even just the first day of the rest of your life, that this day is full of excitement and wonder for you. I hope and pray you find motivation in the outlook of a new slate, a fresh start, a time to go for what you dream, even if your "eyes are a little bigger than your stomach." =)
Happy New Years my friends!!! Stay inspired, keep dreaming, and may this year bring you joy in abundance and many happy moments to create beauty in your life!
|"Visions of Lassen" 9" x 12" Acrylic on Canvas 2007-2012|