when i first saw this painting
i have to admit to you
that it brought tears to my eyes
with it's beauty
and it's hope..
my emotions are often stirred though, with amanda blake's work.
she creates a seemingly endless stream of vignettes and stories
often visiting the characters over and again
so over time we get to know them
and wonder about them
and love them.
rich in color and depth
they have the power to simultaneously
make you feel calm and still spark the imagination
lead you into a dream
or take you on a journey for a moment
(a journey that is sometimes surprising but somehow always seems familar..)
this one though...with the angel butterflies..
i just want to climb in to
and stay for a while.
i think we could all use butterflies surrounding us
*ps. tomorrow (thursday) my photo store is being featured on one of my favorite blogs
where they're giving away two of my prints!
more info and a link tomorrow..