I saw this on photo Facebook recently. That “loading” bar — such a tease!
The sign’s declaration rang true here in northern Illinois — until two days ago when driving to work I saw that the smallest branches of every tree were FINALLY outlined in green (…or pink, or white for the flowering ones). I had been waiting for this day.
Spring has been so long in coming here that my flagging hope pressed me to make a blanket in honor of this much-anticipated event: the coming of spring.
I’m calling this one “Hope” for the wildly blessed whisper of promise that pulls us forward when the barrenness, the dark, and the chill stubbornly hang on.
“Hope is the thing with feathers
That perches in the soul
And sings the tune without the words
And never stops at all.”
― Emily Dickinson
“Hope” (Size: 60″ x 74″)
This blanket has already gone to a good home.
9 thoughts on ““Hope””
And I love the stripes in the trunk of the tree! Gorgeous!
This is my favourite of all I’ve seen of your work so far. For several reasons. Beautiful hope.
Thanks, Jeleta. Yes, honestly I had a hard time putting into words all I felt surrounding *hope* in my life. So I kept the post simple. The hope and promise of spring got to be the vessel for those thoughts today.
So pretty, Joan! Come on, Spring!
I know, right?? Thanks, Maureen!
“The wildly blessed whisper of promise” — amen!
Love the leaf details and the gradient in the background!
Thanks, Betsy! Leaves are awfully fun to make.