A couple of weeks ago, my sister Melanie, who owns Vineyard Floral Designs, put a message on Facebook about kindness. It was awesome and inspiring to me. I had to paint something in response to it. I didn’t know what I was going to do exactly or how I would express her sentiments – just do kind things for one another.
There is so much unkindness, tragedy and nastiness in this fallen world we inhabit. I could send all my money to homeless children, or animal shelters, or victims of tragedy, coerced by slick commercials accompanied by famous songs by famous singers. But it would never be enough. Instead I do what I can with what God makes available to me. I could spend all my time dwelling on how helpless I feel to combat what I see and hear, joining this group or that one which promises to fix it all. Or I could choose to focus on what I probably do best – paint and write and make art.
Kindness spreads from one person to the next and that’s what I hope happens with this new piece of art I designed just for you to download!
Seriously, it’s free. Also free is my Bad Bird Studio Newsletter. It comes once a month to let people know about workshops I offer. It includes art challenges, projects, tips for using art mediums, gift ideas to make, new “tangles” to draw and things you might like to know.
If you would like to download “Kindness” to print on your home computer, please go to my website and sign up for my newsletter. I will send you the link to the PDF print file for your own personal use – 7 x 5 greeting card size print, suitable for matting and framing. All I ask is that you sign up so that I have your permission to send you the file, and . . . that you don’t use it in any commercial way. Feel free to give it as a gift and pass on the kindness to others.
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If you would like to purchase a larger giclee print of this work, please go to my Products Page and you will be able to buy it there. Thanks very much and let’s all be kind so that hope blossoms in the hearts who need it most. Have a great week!