Tuesday, September 11, 2012


Hopeful  © 2010 Amy Hillenbrand
24 x 30 oil on canvas

I know on this day we are usually  looking back on the horrible events of 9/11. It is still very hard for me to comprehend something this horrific  happened to our fellow human beings. I wanted to counter all those memories with something positive. Hope- hope gives us the power to keep on keeping on. If you think about it, every goal is powered by our hope that reaching our goals will bring us something better, a better life in some shape or form. It could be a better relationship, a better body, a better bank account, and in the end, a better life. Really without the hope goals don't make much sense do they?  

My friend and fellow artist, Kelley MacDonald named this piece for me without even knowing it.  After a quick peek, at my latest painting she said if feels so hopeful to me.  That was such a compliment because it is my intention that all my artwork would raise the spirits of the viewer. So it is my HOPE for all of you to feel hopeful everyday.

Here's a lovely quote for you'all: "No matter how dark the moment, love and hope are always possible."                 George Chakiris



  1. Love it, love it... love the shapes, love the color, love the shadow.. love the feeling it inspires!

  2. Gorgeous painting! I HOPE you sell it for a LOT of money!! It is stunning.