These Gratitude Blooming drawings are based on 'warrior' flowers that have showed up for me over the last couple years. They have always felt like a reminder from nature to notice both the delicate beauty and the power of life -- the same beauty and power that can be found in each of us when we make the effort to really look and to trust ourselves.
Rose: Are you facing a decision right now? Try to be grateful for all the choices available to you. What does your heart want to choose?
Redwood tree: What gratitude arises when you imagine yourself grounded like a great, strong tree?
Cosmos: How can you express gratitude for the balance, and paradoxes, in your life?
Gardenia: Remember that being kind with yourself and others can be a way to show gratitude.
Pasqueflower: Notice what makes you come alive. What is something you feel called to do?
Touch-me-not: Sorrow can come from the courage to love. Acknowledge the bravery behind any sorrow you notice or feel.
Sunflowers: The root of the word reverence means to "stand in awe". What inspires awe in your life?
Daffodils: How can you express gratitude to yourself and others when experiencing endings and trust that beautiful new possibilities will be born?
Agapanthus: Pause, close your eyes and take 3 deep breaths. What do you see when you open your eyes?
Dandelion: Can you take a moment to appreciate the time and effort required to nurture the things you truly love?
Rose: Notice and give thanks to someone who has shown their vulnerability to you.
Peony: Be aware that taking the time to heal yourself is an expression of gratitude for this one wild and precious life you've been given.
Interested in creating a space where you can be reminded of both the beauty and power of nature and of life? Seeing, tenacity, healing, choice, singing, balance, vulnerability, strength and gentleness...these nine pencil on paper drawings, each 14" x 10-3/4" and framed in a 20" x 16" steel frame, are available for rent or for sale. Contact us for more information.