It is universally wise, and the first step in any process of change, to seize the day. It is what we have to work with. So in thinking how to paint seizing the day, I chose a strong focal point, with directional lines and shapes supporting your eye to fixate there. I encourage you to seize the day as well!
This was painted from memory during a polar vortex freeze in January of a spring moment I remember enjoying during childhood. Reliving that experience was a comforting response to the immobilizing cold weather, and this work of art celebrates the perennial hope inherent each year in the coming of spring.
While we are breaking through, we can also see all the interesting things going on beyond, taking care of the bits and shards we must get past. The composition in this piece is a cruciform shape, adding further to its complexity of meaning.
In the spring on Earth Day, beyond the stage of meek cotyledons, but not quite yet unfurling, I too am at that stage of potential energy, with growth recently begun, while no where close to finishing. This burgeoning of possibility is so inspiring to me, and a great, earthy place to dwell.