In the small red boat, she stands, barely visible against the deep, tumultuous seas and nearly swallowed by the roar of an angry ocean. The world has turned upside down and inside out.
She no longer knows whether her heart is steering her toward heaven’s shore in the distant, greying skies or onto the flying sands of an unfamiliar land. Tossed upon the angry wave, she hears the echo of his promise from beyond:
“I will hold you in this storm.”
Wherever the waves will spit her out, no matter if all be torn to bits, she rests in the clear knowing that she is headed home, to a new world where she will stand strong in the truth and grace of all she knows by heart.
This painting is inspired by my visit to Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer in Provence, France, in 2016 and all that has come clear in time. During my time there, the soul of France reawakened me and connected me more deeply to my soul’s story and memories from a life long ago.
Soul of Francepaintings explore experiences, natural landscapes, and the history of this land that speaks to my heart.
What is your essential story of life? What is alive in you?
I hope this painting has sparked a reconnection and remembrance for you today. I believe there is beauty to be found right here, right now, all around you and right there within you.
I'll meet you on the way!
ABOUT THE MAGDA SERIES. These are the stories that have lived in my heart and soul for the whole of my life. They are glimpses of one whom many remember and honor—the one known as Magdalen or Mary Magdalene. I call her Magda. Her story is alive in me and always leads me back to life and life to the full.
There are four series in the collection of Magda paintings:
Series 1: THE LIFE BEFORE Series 2: THE STORY THEY LIVED Series 3: ACROSS THE SEAS OF TIME Series 4: THEIR FOREVER STORY