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Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Recalling our blessings ~


Hollyhock Stalks in Bloom, 8x8" Oil on canvas

Happy Thanksgiving! Here in the United States, we celebrate this holiday every year - the 4th Thursday of November. It is a holiday, which if celebrated in the spirit of its inception, is a time to gather as family and friends and recall the blessings of God in our year and in our lives.
It is also a time when, as we give thanks for all our many blessings, to have generous spirits for the needs of others. Of course, not all of us think deeply about this holiday.... it has become commercialized and common to us. But perhaps, now - in more difficult times - this holiday is a time to come back to the reasons we celebrate. To offer thanks to God for all he has done for us - as a nation, as a family, and individually, and to offer generosity to those around us.

The painting above is a smallish painting - in preparation for an anticipated commission. It is a bit old fashioned in its subject matter. Hollyhocks are often associated with by gone times. But it is presented in a more contemporary way. I'll keep you posted as to the commission!

Please visit my website for information on the availability of this painting.

3 comments:

Rosehaven Cottage said...

This painting is lovely! I really like the border and the flowers are bursting outside the border. So beautiful. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Cindy

Helen Read said...

Thank you Cindy! I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving, too!

Karen Hargett said...

I love these Hollyhocks - very nice. Great post too.

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