Monday, December 20, 2010

It's About the Present

 New Beginnings © 2010 Amy Hillenbrand
14 x 11 oil on canvas

What do you give a fellow artist for Christmas? A painting of course. This is one I gave in fact. As my friend Paula opened her gift, she exclaimed that it made her think of new beginnings.  And by golly, it made me think of new beginnings, too. My mind always seems to be racing to the next thing to do, or the next thing to plan...even though I haven't even finished this holiday season yet.

I wonder if those little chicks inside those blue eggs are thinking about what they are going to do as soon as they break out, I doubt it. Nope, I bet it's pretty peaceful inside those little eggs. So perhaps I'll give myself a present and be present to the present. I'll report back...


  1. Beautiful, Amy, I love the idea of new beginnings! Wonderful painting, and thoughtful gift! Beat wishes for very happy holidays to you!

  2. Hi Amy...lovely work. I look forward to following...especially enjoying you shoe/boot series...thinking my favorite pair of Uggs should be commissioned by you.

  3. I love Robin's eggs! Such a beautiful painting!

  4. New beginnings indeed! Thanks for your visit to my blog Amy!