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Gratitude Blooming Series

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The Wildcard Mission


CARD 35 WILDCARD (lilac branch): This is one of two wildcards in the card deck for you to imagine your own words of gratitude.

Notes from the artist: This cut lilac tree branch caught my eye in the backyard at a time when I was feeling exhausted in my art practice. The branch was actually dead, but when drawing it, I seemed to give it back life making it look as though it might bud and bloom again. Looking at the drawing now, I feel it captures the stark beauty and awareness of the fighting spirit present within each of us even in our darkest, coldest hours. What does the winter season make you notice in your life right now? What words of gratitude arise for you from this drawing?

“In the midst of winter, I found there was, within me, an invincible summer.”
- Return to Tipasa, Albert Camus

Earlier Event: December 21
The Simplicity Mission
Later Event: December 26
The Self-Care Mission