$156.00 – $348.00
Giclée on certified archival watercolor paper
This painting is one of my all-time favorites! Sometimes as mothers we lose ourselves in the day to day life of taking care of others and forget ourselves in the process. After having children and being married for almost 20 years, my husband and I finally went away by ourselves. On that trip, I realized that, without the need to (joyfully) feed and care for the children, I needed only to feed that part of my soul that craves adventure. So there we were in Olympic National Park in Washington and we found ourselves at Ruby Beach. We had just come from the snowy mountain top, and to get to the spot depicted in the painting I would have to cross the river with its sharp rocks and freezing water. I started through the water, but my husband reminded me that I would ruin my new hiking boots. So I removed them and off I went. He thought I was a bit crazy, but it was exhilarating!!! My husband waited for me as I crossed the river alone and climbed through the rocks and these beautiful giant bluffs. As I went, I saw many photographers wearing chest waiters setting up tripods and cameras. I too took photos as I watched the sunset – remembering who I am – still fun and sometimes in need of a little adventure in my life! The next night my husband and I returned to the same spot. This time we came prepared, crossed the river in crocs, and enjoyed the sunset together.
The biblical verse in this painting is:
יהי רצון מלפניך, ה׳ אלקינו ואל
May it be your will, Hashem, our G-d and the G-d of our forefathers, that you lead us toward peace, and place our footsteps towards peace, guide us towards peace and make us reach our desired destination for life, gladness, and peace may you rescue us from the hands of every foe or ambush along the way and from all manner of punishments that assemble to come to earth. May you send blessing in our handiwork, and grant us grace, kindness, and mercy in your eyes and in the eyes of all who see us. May you hear the sound of our supplication, because you are the G-d who hears prayer and supplication. Blessed are you, Hashem, who hears prayer. (תפילת הדרך, The Prayer for Travelers)
This painting has been featured in both Mishpacha Magazine March 10, 2020 https://mishpacha.com/