Rise Up, April 2020
30 x 24 x 1 in
"I’ll rise up I’ll rise like the day I’ll rise up I’ll rise unafraid I’ll rise up And I’ll do it a thousand times again" Song lyrics by Andra Day Desiring to bring light and hope during our “stay at home” orders, I chose to capture these vibrant prickly pear blooms rising into the sky. Nature reminds us of the promise that spring will always come again, and the darkness passes away. Beauty, love, hope, and light are what we all need right now and always. I choose to step into the beauty. While painting prayerfully, the song Rise Up by Andra Day came on. This painting seemed to call for this title as we all Rise Up together during these difficult times. Long ago, I felt called “to be a bringer of light and beauty”, to strive to make an impact in the lives of others through my paintings and words. This is what I choose to do. I will create, I will write, I commit to bringing hope and encouragement to others.