short & sweet (day 25)

Oh Saturday.... I usually impatiently await you with ecstatic anticipation....
but I have too much to do and unfortunately I'm not excited about your arrival.

I still have homework to do and blogs to read so I'm going to keep this short & sweet.

Day 25 - A picture of something that means a lot to you 

 Yes, this painting means a lot to me. I painted it over a year ago when my dear friend, Jill, asked me to paint a canvas for her friend's wedding gift. Their song was I'm Yours by Jason Mraz. Not only is Jason Mraz one of my favorite artists, this song has a very special place in my heart and every time I hear it, I swear that if I close my eyes I am taken back in time to a handful of memories that play in my head like a film, spliced with all the perfect moments when I experienced this song for the first few times.

Perhaps what means more to me than this painting, is the freedom of self-expression that allows me to make art like this. The ability to take a feeling or a thought and twist, bend, mold it into a series of brushstrokes, in all the colors of the rainbow, that are a true reflection of my soul. Expressing myself in paint or in words to embrace, then free the feelings that would otherwise cause me to burst.... That is what means the most to me.


  1. Of all of your paintings that I've seen, I think that's my favorite. The colors, the graceful swirls, the groovy inspiration... it's all a wonderful combination! Your art is fantastic, Sara. Hugs! <3

  2. First, I can't tell you how relieved I am that this painting is already sold. After reading Laurie's post earlier and then this one, I get the distinct feeling Scott isn't working to buy us food, but rather to buy us inspiration! :) The colors in this one are stunning, I love it! And I also love how you summed up the creative process for you, so heartfelt and poignant. You are meant to paint. :)

    And I'm also a fan of Jason Mraz, I could listen to him all day! Isn't it amazing how a song can trigger such memories and emotions? I heard an old Aerosmith song the other day and was instantly transported back to the 8th grade... ;)

  3. Wow, that...is....beautiful! Seriously gorgeous! The swirls, the colors, the words, the insipiration behind it, all of it is awesome. You're very talented Sara!


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