|"Her Heart Soars"|
Last year she was on the easel again, and quickly became more symbolic. I've always loved the winged heart icon. The idea that when our hearts come close to bursting (whether from joy or grief), we are better served if we choose to release these feelings and hand them over to God. On wings they drift away and are transformed into beautiful blessings. And by releasing, they become something far greater than if we had continued to hold them tight.
Recently I've reworked the foreground heart and cropped the painting down to this smaller size. It seems fitting in this "Season of the Heart" to post this now.