Blue Watercolor Feather – 5×7 Arches 140lb Cold Press – Prussian Blue, Cobalt Teal, Quinacridone Gold
In light of all the tragedy and horrific events happening in the world,
I am choosing to find goodness, and beauty, and love, and happiness.
It is so easy to get caught up in the news and give more power to the demons
who do such things as drive trucks into crowds of innocent people celebrating life.
Instead, I found peace in art the other evening…
In thoughts of angels among us…
Angels in the form of good people
who do good things…
who spread happiness
and love and hope.
It is sometimes said that feathers appear when angels are near,
so I painted this blue feather to remind myself of the beauty and goodness that is also so close.
Blue is meant to bring a calming and peaceful energy.
May this simple blue feather I painted for #WorldWatercolorMonth today
be a symbol to you
of the angels among us.
Cheers & Hugs,
This past weekend was our local Cranberry Township Community Days.
One of the highlights of this event is the fireworks display that occurs on the last evening of the three-day celebration.
Cranberry Township Community Day used to occur on July 4th (Independence Day) every year, so the fireworks display has become a tradition and symbol of this celebration.
Hubby works for Cranberry Township. So for the past 15 or so years, we have had front row “reserved” seats for the show.
In fact, we are so close that we have been hit with ash and get to “enjoy” the sulfur smell of the explosives as they light up the sky.
It’s all part of the fun and adventure!
Photographing fireworks is quite difficult. I should have researched and studied a bit, and I should’ve taken a tripod!
But here is one that represents a snippet of the fun and beauty of the night.
It was a great show, and a great celebration of a wonderful community.
I hope you had an enjoyable weekend – finding time to relax and celebrate – all the traditions, symbols, and activities that make life so sweet – at life in between.
Cheers & Hugs,