"Choosing to Stay" 2.5x3.5 inch original oil painting

"Choosing to Stay" 2.5x3.5 inch original oil painting


I know many people who, when storms arise, run inside. They hunker down and do their best to ignore the thunder and lightning, pretending it isn’t there. These people tend to run from storms in life, too. They pretend everything is fine and ignore the hardships they’re going through because they don’t want to feel everything that comes with the hard stuff. It takes strength but there is value in staying and riding out the storm, seeing it through to the other side. We can allow it to work on our hearts and the storm shapes us into better, stronger people. When we choose to stay, for ourselves and those we love, we are choosing faith that things will somehow work out and that it’s worth the heartache for the people we become.

“Choosing to Stay” is an original oil painting on oil paper. It is mounted on canvas and framed in a 2.5x3.5 inch gray frame. The frame can be hung or rest on a shelf. It displays horizontally. It is ready to ship. Please select “Small Original Painting Shipping” as your shipping option at checkout.

The Stormy Skies collection was created not only because I find incredible beauty in real storms, but also because these swirling clouds remind me of the beauty found in our personal storms. The tempests of life often come with no invitation. They are hard and sad and seemingly unending, but when we get a little distance and look back, we usually have a new perspective. If we choose to look with fresh eyes, we can see the ways we grew, how we gained deeper compassion for others, and we notice the small miracles and gifts that happened. Seeing these beautiful skyscapes every day reminds me that even in the worst hardships, there is value and beauty to be found. We just have to open our eyes and look for it.

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