holy arising

"holy arising" 17" x 22" watercolor & pastel
“holy arising” 17″ x 22″ watercolor & pastel

I wrestled for days with this piece with no idea of where it was going.  On several occasions I felt done with it, ready to toss it in the bin and let something easier to understand and develop and control replace it.

But it remained.

And I continued to listen and work with it.

I’m having a hard time expressing what its intentions were or what it means right now.

I only know that after days of working and reworking, it eventually reached a point that somehow reflected its truth —

What it is.

And —

What it is not.

That I cannot explain it, perhaps —

Says it all.

Author: Julie Ann Stevens

My art flows from the patterns & paths of my lived experience which ⏤ like yours ⏤ are at once deeply personal and entirely universal.

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