Have you ever received a sacred hello?
Most of my life I never gave it much thought. However it all changed after my mother (best friend) passed away unexpectedly in early 2009. The day after my mom passed, I had a visit dream from her. It was so comforting, full of love and truly a message from her that she was alright.
Cardinal sightings, messengers, feathers, coins, signs, numbers, hearts, butterflies, the list goes on. When you’ve had one you know. The beautiful things about these moments; it doesn’t matter to you if others believe you or not. You KNOW that you know that you know. You feel them for a moment.
Scroll down to read more about my experience with signs and about the artwork (below the images).
The Sacred hellos series and ornaments have been created by combining meaning filled artwork and poetry and messages of hope. Find a piece to support you on your own journey or find the perfect piece to help someone you care about who has experienced a loss. Both the sacred hellos artwork and the remembrance ornaments are perfect to let your recipient know they are seen, their pain is acknowledged and you support their connection to a loved one lost.
My personal experiences with signs:
In the months and years since my mom's passing I have gotten signs from her such as the bald eagle that followed us for miles to her grave for her burial. The 3 feathers that dropped from the sky while I stood outside a mall talking to my sister on the phone while I picked up shoes for my other sister’s wedding (the conversation on the phone was about how much we wished she could be there).
The night I gave birth to my son, I felt what I thought was my water trickle. Out loud I asked my mom to help me out and make me know for sure. I laid back in bed, then I got up and it was like slow motion as the clock clicked to 11:11, my water broke and gushed at that exact moment.
I’ve had a song come on and give me goosebumps repeatedly, it was always when I was in a rush so I never stopped to listen. The one night I was reading a book by Allison DuBois (the show, The medium is based on her life). She talked about how her father send her messages through songs. The next morning as I was alone in the car the same song came on. This time I finally slowed down enough to listen I have no doubt it’s a message from her. Here is one of those songs. Listen to the words for yourself. goosebumps… You can read more about my experiences with signs here.
For a moment you know they are checking in, making sure you know they are okay, it’s all good. Feel them sending love.
For years I’ve longed to create visual artwork that connected me to these events. A painting that when you look at it you are reminded of those moments, of loved ones that have passed. Of a connection to something bigger, grander and wiser than our understanding. That you and I are loved. Confirmation that our souls, our knowing, our energy continues on.
During my time of painting these pieces of artwork I’ve had some amazing moments. The night after I announced this series, I sat in my bed that night and I don’t know how to describe what I saw other than to say I saw energy, maybe angels, spirits. Imagine a cold room and then you set something super hot in there. That swirly, steam that you can see, that’d the best way I can describe it. Not hot or cold but visual swirling, flowing matter. Then added in were swirling, bright lights. Almost like when you’re sitting at a campfire and the first spits out these tiny glowing dots around it. I sat for a good 5 minutes mentally interacting with this. My husband, Bruce was sitting next to me the whole time as I tried to explain what I was seeing. It was all around him, above him, as I interacted it came closer. I felt nothing but peaceful curiosity, no fear, no darkness, only surrounded by love.
Two days later I was painting and I noticed something had gotten on my brush. I gasped when I saw what it was. Both amazed and not surprised at all. As I was painting the eleven eleven painting, the feather appeared on my brush. Ahhhmazing.
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After we lose a loved one we often look for a way to bring their memory and energy back into our lives.
One way I've done this in my own life and for others is through art.
Commission a custom statement original artwork piece
Custom remembrance artwork, created just for you. Artwork that honors a loved one who has passed will be a daily reminder of your journey, strength and future.
This can be based on a sign you've received from a loved one, an abstract, a memory, a portrait. Your custom artwork can be large or small. Here is an example of a large two canvas piece commissioned. Each color, horse, and overall feel has meaning and symbolism to the artwork's owner. Underneath I layered messages of hope and intention. View the time lapse video of this painting here. I often will record while I paint these images so you will have that process to see anytime via my youtube channel.