This week I’m revisiting a painting and a story I wrote in 2008 as I send love and prayers to all those in the storm– whether in Superstorm Sandy or the storms of all kinds in our hearts. Click Afloat, or on the image above, to read its story to remember the drop by drop practice of hope.

I’ve also enjoyed these two thoughtful articles on storms and resilience:

Nature and Nature’s God by Walter Russel Mead

Grounded Leadership: Staying Rooted in the Storm, by my friend and teacher Margaret Benefiel.

Look for new art available soon in a website update.  Meanwhile, thanks always for your interest, encouragement, and support.  I plan to continue creating art that matters to our souls.  Now more than ever, we need all the tools we can find to live courageously, wisely, joyfully, and from the heart, guided by Spirit.  May it be so.

With blessings– Melanie

 See Afloat painting and details.  See original I’m Afloat blog post.  Art print available.