Day 5. What Will Bloom Here?

[et_pb_section fb_built=”1″ admin_label=”section” _builder_version=”3.0.47″][et_pb_row admin_label=”Row” _builder_version=”3.0.48″ background_size=”initial” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat”][et_pb_column type=”2_3″ _builder_version=”3.0.47″ parallax=”off” parallax_method=”on”][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text” _builder_version=”3.19.12″ background_size=”initial” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat”]

“What will Bloom Here” 36×48, oil on canvas, $2100.00

A couple of weeks ago I drafted a blog post about flowers– how everything was blooming around me. My small wedding was taking shape with the most badass second line you could imagine. My house sold the first week I had put it on the market, at full asking price. The contractors for the new house were finally ready to break ground. But I couldn’t quite get the tone of the post right (was I bragging? Who cares anyway?) so I never shared it. 

Yesterday, my buyers backed out (would they even have jobs?). I can’t really blame them. I’ve lost a huge chunk of income for the next three months (at least). My wedding will certainly be put on hold or we will opt for vows but no “wedding”. The house? The one we’ve been dreaming about and designing in our heads and hearts for years now? We very well may have to go in another direction.

This is the part where I put the “first world problem” disclaimer in. But even though she’s social distancing states away, I’ve got my therapist friend Sidney’s voice in my head: It’s okay to be upset. 

This is my soil, my dirt. Maybe it is small, but I’m trusting that it’s fertile. I am trusting that just as years ago, beauty burst forth from the mud of divorce and financial hardship, beauty will bloom here too. So I’m asking myself, shitty as this is: What is going to bloom here? (Truthfully I’m also pleading “and when?”) 

I can almost already see it. Almost. It looks a little like today’s painting, a big one– one the size of a spirited seven year old. 

Flowers. Still painting flowers.

In good times and in bad. In sickness and in health.

[/et_pb_text][/et_pb_column][et_pb_column type=”1_3″ _builder_version=”3.0.47″ parallax=”off” parallax_method=”on”][et_pb_sidebar area=”sidebar-1″ admin_label=”Sidebar” _builder_version=”3.0.74″ remove_border=”off”][/et_pb_sidebar][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][/et_pb_section]

Picture of Denise Hopkins

Denise Hopkins

March 20, 2020

Share Post

Leave a Reply


Related Blog Posts

Day 31. If you want to go far…

  “If You Want to go Far” 24×30 inches, oil on canvas I started this month with a bike, and...

View Post
Day 30. Reteach a thing its loveliness.

“The Bud Stands for All Things” 24×24 inches, oil on paper I discovered this poem last week by Galway Kinnell...

View Post
Day 29. Intuition

“Follow Your Intuition” 9×12 inches, oil on paper My art studio is a 300 square foot storage room underneath our...

View Post

Privacy Policy

This following document sets forth the Privacy Policy for this website. We are bound by the Privacy Act 1988 (Crh), which sets out a number of principles concerning the privacy of individuals using this website.

Collection of your personal information

We collect Non-Personally Identifiable Information from visitors to this Website. Non-Personally Identifiable Information is information that cannot by itself be used to identify a particular person or entity, and may include your IP host address, pages viewed, browser type, Internet browsing and usage habits, advertisements that you click on, Internet Service Provider, domain name, the time/date of your visit to this Website, the referring URL and your computer’s operating system.

Free offers & opt-ins

Participation in providing your email address in return for an offer from this site is completely voluntary and the user therefore has a choice whether or not to disclose your information. You may unsubscribe at any time so that you will not receive future emails.

Sharing of your personal information

Your personal information that we collect as a result of you purchasing our products & services, will NOT be shared with any third party, nor will it be used for unsolicited email marketing or spam. We may send you occasional marketing material in relation to our design services. What Information Do We Collect? If you choose to correspond with us through email, we may retain the content of your email messages together with your email address and our responses.