I felt drawn to paint a lotus this week because of it’s meaning. The lotus flower symbolizes rising from a dark space into a place of beauty and rebirth. Lotus flowers grow out of muddy and murky water and produce beautiful blossoms. They are a symbol of strength among adversity. It’s been a couple of tough weeks for me emotionally but I’m starting to feel better. The lotus reminds me that sometimes when we go through a dark period something beautiful can come about in time.
Pink Lotus Flower is my fourth lotus painting and with this one I wanted to emphasis the flower coming up from the dark with the the light shining from above. I am pleased with it, I like the contrast of the lights and darks. I tried to capture the way the lotus seems to glow in the sunlight. My hope is that all will feel more uplifted as we enter the December holiday season.
Happy New Year! I put up my Pink Lotus Blossom today as the Lotus symbolizes new beginnings after growing up through the muck at the bottom of the pond. 2013 has been a challenging year for some of my friends and family but I’m getting a good feeling about this new year. Personally I am feeling very upbeat, things are looking up all around us. A very good friend of mine is relocating from the West Coast to North Carolina so we will be able to see each other more often. My eldest niece is days away from having her baby, the first in the new generation so we are all excited for her and her husband about this new addition to our family. My daughter will return from winter break to a brand new state of the art building instead of the trailers where she has spent most of her high school years in. Lots of good changes going on. I hope there are good things happening for you and that this new year brings much joy and happiness!