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The Art of Waiting

"and now, we wait..."

In the process of this recent piece, my thoughts were of waiting.

Waiting for something wonderful and the patience and nurturing it requires.

























The Faithful tending to what we could call the time in between.


I find myself, once again, in between the moment of the conception and the birth.

( Not in the literal sense as I'm a woman in her late 50's) That season has been fulfilled for me.


Whether it's the process of a painting that represents this common human experience or in the midst of the waiting in a circumstance in my own life, I wonder if I do this well and what that means.


Whether this speaks to you about life in between birth and death, a seasonal change, the struggle through an illness, the development of a relationship, or even the beginning of a build or project, we consistently find ourselves waiting.


In the waiting or what I've heard called "the dash", Some observations come to mind...


*To wait well requires faith and trust that the end result will be worth it.


*Waiting is a growing time


*This is a precious time of refinement where, at the end, we won't be the same as when we entered this period


*These seasons are cyclical, they repeat, and with each one, we deal with it a bit better than the previous one.


*Most things are worth the process and the patience that is required of us.


Though, quite often, Trusting the Process and getting excited about what's to come can be the best part. Seasons of being in waiting are necessary and, if we steward them well, finding joy in the midst, it makes the goal even sweeter to experience for the journey to get there wasn't wished away.


There's something to be said for simply being present as we wait.


Whatever you are waiting for in this moment, may you be blessed in the midst of it.


Artfully Yours,







24" x 30"

Mixed Media Oil | Gallery Wrapped Canvas

Original Work by Artist, Tina Lawver

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Tina Lawver is an professional artist with over 30 years experience in creating original works for homes and public spaces. She works with clients (who become friends) to create archival and worthy pieces through her studio practice as well as commissioned art.


She lives and works in the Atwood Lake region in Ohio in her lake cottage studio along with her husband, Ted.






Follow @tinalawverfineart on Instagram + Tina Lawver - Artist on Facebook for updates on new pieces as well as show and class information.

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