Sparking Creativity With a Studio Refresh | Beverly Gurganus Fine Art
I decided the studio could use a little refresh, and my creative space is feeling brighter and more inspiring.
My older two girls shared the large bedroom over the garage, and when they flew the coop (one married and moved away, and the other moved in with a friend) I claimed that space for my new studio. The plan was to turn half the room into a workspace, and the other half would sleep guests. I sectioned the room into 3 zones…desk area, painting area, and sleeping area. I was so excited to get my own space that I didn’t even care that it had purple-ish gray walls (Eww!).
Meaningful Blooms | Floral Paintings | 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
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.
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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).
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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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.