Springing Hope: The Story behind the Spring 2023 Collection

Back in January, I took on a 30 days of painting challenge. It started small, just a doodle or two a day, with the goal of painting objects I hadn't tried before.
A few weeks in, a new idea surfaced and quickly took over the painting challenge. I sat for hours with a rough pencil sketch propped up in front of me, swirling together my watercolors and painting row after row of tulips, daffodils, and grape hyacinths.
Now, after weeks of digitizing and editing in preparation for print, the Spring 2023 collection has finally arrived.

The purpose behind this new collection is simple: to celebrate hope.

Painting the first tulips back in January brought joy to a dark month. Dear friends of mine were experiencing trials; anxious thoughts hounded me at every turn; and life just felt heavy. Looking out my window at the dull brown woods and gray sky further deepened that discouragement.
But as I painted, I started imagining the flowers buried out of sight in the cold soil, quietly waiting for their time to come. And then I thought about hopethe precious hope in Jesus that is ours to hold, even though we can't see it.
The flowers in this collection defy frost year after year. They reappear in the corners where they were planted, filling the yards and fields with color and encouraging us to wait for what comes next.

My dear friend, darkness is not the end 💛

Whether you bring these flowers home as wall decor or as a pack of greeting cards to share with friends, my prayer is that each piece will lift your spirits and remind you to look up and find strength in Christ. 

"May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit" (Romans 15:13)



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