This original painting by Tamara Arcilla is a 5in x 7in horizontal gouache painting, ships in 11in x 14in black frame with tempered glass
Cluster of Whimsy
Whimsy can be harder to spot in times like these, but if you’re looking for her, you will find her. Like in all the memes we’ve seen about toilet paper. I’ve seen it in the way my children have embraced the this slower paced life as something so novel while my husband and I find it rather nostalgic. Its popped up in conversations with them over dinner, where we talk about how we didn’t have WiFi, or touchscreens, explaining to them the horrors of a land line phone with a cord. lol
Each cluster of florals in the series is named after a different attribute or virtue of humanity that I saw demonstrated in new or interesting ways over the past weeks. I hope these flowers communicate a sense of belonging, of reassurance and hope that beauty is and will continue to rise. I hope we all look back at this deeply awkward time and see that we took more good than bad from the experience. I say this, not to diminish anyone’s pain or loss, because that is also a valid response to these times, but to bring light into a dark and trying time for many. Read more on the blog.