Sunday, January 31, 2010

Beautiful



I have always liked art. I have never really known much about it, I am ashamed to admit, I guess you could blame that on ignorance. I am not artistic or creative, and have prusued other interests. A few months ago P bought this print for me, and I thought it was simply beautiful. I set it on the bookshelf in our living room, then time and time again I find my eye being drawn to this painting. It is by an artist named Kelly Rae Roberts. All of her work is somewhat whimsical and feminine, yet it still has a striking presence in a room. What I like most about this piece is the quote on the girls dress. It reads, "the whispers of our lives want us to take notice. they may just be whispers, small voices tucked deep inside the pockets of our hearts, but we must hold their possibilities close to our chests and allow them to step into the light."
P gave this to me while I was training for the marathon, and I was in a place where I was rediscovering some of myself that I had once lost.
I am so greatful that P understands my journey and is willing to spur me along on the way.

4 comments:

dmoms said...

Kelly Rae has a blog you know. She lives in Seattle. I like her work too.

Brooke said...

I love it! the quote and the painting. i'm not very adventurous when it comes to art, so most of the stuff in my house are mountain scapes and such. i wish i could branch out like this.

Camie | Red Gate Gardens said...

Oh, the quote choked me up. And the art is lovely. And that P thought of you like that is sweet. Now, if he'd just let you control the fan...

Seriously, I love that quote. It's going in the quote book right now. Do you ever try to push those little whisperings aside, afraid that the pursuit is selfish? I'm beginning to realize, sometimes too late, that the whispers are the Holy Spirit and He wants to do something through me, in me, changing me.

Happy Tuesday to you, my friend!

~~Camie~~

Rochelle said...

Thanks for your comment. I am doing better, some days are better than others. Just knowing that people are praying for me helps!