"whispers of truth" by julia fehrenbacher
"When I look at this painting, I see quiet and peace, softness and simplicity; things we all are in our essence. I named it "Whispers of Truth" because paitning takes me to a very sweet and truthful place; this painting captures little whispers of that sacredness." ~ Julia Fehrenbacher
My connection to Julia is a special one that goes a bit beyond her being one of my fabulous sponsors. Her and I exchanged emails a few months ago when Julia reached out to tell me she had discovered the music of my friend Amy Seeley through my blog and wanted to share with me a cool story that went along with that. She was so moved by Amy's music, that she drove miles and miles to see her in concert. Shortly after the concert, the two of them connected and shared a deep and inspiring conversation.
Amy had told me about a blog reader of mine that she met one night following a show and absolutely loved and felt very kindred with. Then shortly after Julia wrote to me as well and it was one of those moments where I shake my head in awe and want to kiss the world wide web for bringing like-minded souls together in such miraculous ways.
To get to know a bit about Julia, here is her artist's statement:
"Let the beauty we love be what we do.
There are hundreds of ways to kiss the ground." Rumi
For as long as I can remember I’ve longed, even ached, for a creative outlet. I longed to find a life’s path that enabled me to connect with myself and others on a deep, soulful level.
One day over coffee, after expressing this deep-seated longing to my dear friend, she wisely asked me what I would do if I could do anything. I immediately said, I’d paint. This was followed by, Well, why don't you go do that?
And so I did. And I haven’t stopped. I am overflowing with love for this beautiful art form.
The longing has disappeared. It has been replaced with playfulness, giddy inspiration and a clear sense of possibility. Painting has become one of my many ways of kissing the ground.
I hope my artwork resonates with you. May you have your own unique and colorful way of kissing the ground---there are so many. And may the beauty you love be what you do.
- Winner to choose any print in Julia's shop
- One comment per person: Please share with us in one word or more what you love most about Fall!
- Comments closed Wednesday, October 7th @ 9pm PST
- The winner will be chosen randomly
- Winner to be announced Thursday morning
- Have fun!