This original painting by Tamara Arcilla is a 9in x 12in vertical gouache painting, ships in 16in x 20in black frame with tempered glass
Cluster of Graciousness
I have both received and given so much grace between others lately. It may be the virtue I most appreciate in this season. In a culture that often judges and shames others so quickly it is nice for this reprieve. I hope we hold on to this reminder that once all the privilege, entitlement and resources are stripped away, we are all just human beings doing our best. And maybe we can all spare the time to be a little more patient with one another.
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.