One World, Together

It’s been a long year so far for everyone. Case in point- when I went to write this post, I realized I hadn’t written one since January! Since March, Steven and I have moved to Danville, VA from Chapel Hill, NC with our four animals, and bought a house. During that time, I finished six months at a new job working for the Community Foundation of the Dan River Region here in Danville, lived apart from my husband during the work week as he sought, and eventually landed, a new job in Virginia, unpacked and set up house, and of course, tried to keep up with my watercolor business! Oh, and there was a global pandemic.

Needless to say, I haven’t had a lot of time or energy for painting, especially after completing a record number of commissions for the holiday season of 2019. However, one Saturday morning, I woke up and had a complete vision for a COVID response painting in my head, something I’d been wanting to create for a while. Thus, that morning, in a furious rush to get my idea transferred onto paper, I completed the painting in one sitting. “One World, Together” was born, depicting the reassurance that you are not alone in this wild time, we are all in this pandemic together.

“One World, Together”

The creation of this painting coincided with a display I have hanging in the Danville Public Library until October 31. The original is framed and at the center of the display, along with six other favorite prints hung in two sections, behind the adult fiction.

I bet you are wondering (or have already heard on social media) if I decided to make cards with this painting? The answer is, of course! This card sends a colorful, heartfelt (if I may) message to the recipient, reminding them of our solidarity with each other through this troubling time. I have had many orders already, and have just restocked. You can order a set of four cards or single cards here.

The original painting is for sale, you can reserve it now, but I will not be able to physically give it to the buyer until after October 31, when it leaves the library display. Reserve the original here.

Thank you all for your kindness, encouragement, and love during this roller coaster of a year! I hope the rest of 2020 is good to you. Happy fall, y’all!

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