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Unique Christmas Card Idea | Beverly Gurganus Fine Art

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Unique Christmas Card Idea | Beverly Gurganus Fine Art

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Can you believe it is that time already to start thinking about Christmas cards?  Whaat!  I hear ya.  I’m just settling into all things Fall and not ready to let it go so I know how easy it is to put off planning for the next thing.  Christmas, however, will not wait for us to be mentally and physically ready (it’s coming ready or not) and I’m here to help you make the start of the season more personal and beautiful.
Sending Christmas cards is a classic tradition that is one of my favorites, and I like to make a whole special event out of it.  A warm drink (preferably coffee), my favorite pen, Hallmark movie, and fireplace going if it is cold enough.  taking time to send a personal greeting to all my friends and family is important to me especially for those who I can’t see often, and let’s be honest, receiving Christmas greetings is just as exciting.

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Meaningful Blooms | Floral Paintings | Beverly Gurganus Fine Art

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Meaningful Blooms | Floral Paintings | Beverly Gurganus Fine Art

Meaningful Blooms | Floral Paintings | Beverly Gurganus Fine Art

Meaningful Blooms | Floral Art | Beverly Gurganus Fine Art

 Meaningful Blooms is a new floral series full of symbolism and emotion.  Each painting will be released one at a time as they are completed, and the original as well as fine art prints will be available for purchase.

I am excited to share this new collection with you, but I am also a bit nervous.  Can I successfully expose my heart in a visual way to you through the paintings?  Will they be well received with the same love that they were created with?  Will they ignite hearts and inspire change?  These are the questions I ask myself because I want to be a voice for the voiceless, and it is my prayer to have my voice joined with an entire choir of voices.

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Shop for a Cause | Meet the Shops | Beverly Gurganus Fine Art

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Shop for a Cause | Meet the Shops | Beverly Gurganus Fine Art

Shop for a Cause | Meet the Shops | Beverly Gurganus Fine Art

We have been busy putting together this “Shop for a Cause” event to help raise monies to fight this horrific crime against children, men, and women, and we are so excited for its launch.  Whether you are looking for a gift for a friend or a special treat for yourself, we have something for everyone.

As promised, I am following up my previous post to introduce the participating small shops along with some of the available items you can expect to see.

But before I start the introductions, let me summarize the previous post just in case you missed it.

Princess Painting | Anti Child Trafficking | Beverly Gurganus Fine Art

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Shop For a Cause | Child Trafficking | Beverly Gurganus Fine Art

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Shop For a Cause | Child Trafficking | Beverly Gurganus Fine Art

Shop for a Cause | Child Trafficking | Beverly Gurganus Fine Art

 I have talked about my burden for children, and more specifically those who are victims of trafficking in past blog posts, but I’m ashamed to say that my voice has been quiet lately.  Life has a way of sneaking up on us and distracting us from some really important issues (not that all distractions aren’t equally important, but they can demand more of our attention than we need to give).

 

Princess Portrait | Beverly Gurganus Fine Art

 

So, imagine the convicting blow to my heart when I opened social media on a recent Monday morning just to see an article that broke me.  Even if the accusations in the article are not true (and I pray they aren’t), it was non the less a wake up call equivalent to being woken abruptly from a deep sleep.  I have failed these children, and the thought of them in a dark room praying for someone to come and free them is unbearable.  I was reminded how urgent this issue is and how I CAN NOT stay silent…I need to do better.

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What Defines Home | Beverly Gurganus Fine Art

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What Defines Home | Beverly Gurganus Fine Art

 

I have been thinking a lot about home lately, and how I would define it.  Maybe because of the recent house portraits I’ve painted or maybe because of this season of staying at home (probably both).  Either way, it has been on my mind.

Home is where dreams are made, new chapters begin, and stories end.  It’s being carried over the threshold, welcoming a new baby, hot meals around the table talking about the day, holiday celebrations, birthday parties, family movie nights, seeking wise council, laughing, crying, and praying together, high school graduations, collage diplomas, planning weddings, and saying goodbye.  It’s waiting for the kids to return home for a visit and holding the first grandchild. Home is our own little warm, cozy, and safe part of the world where we feel free to let life happen. Home is where our story begins and ends.

house portrait | Beverly Gurganus Fine Art

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