Painting Week: Day 2: "Anchor of Hope"

I was so thrilled to create this painting for the amazing Mari of Mari Annelise Photography! Here's a little peek into her story...
"Molly Swanson of Specs and Wings created this masterpiece for me! I emailed her about a month after both of my grandparents had passed away, really wanting something that would represent the hope that I desperately clung to while we were waiting for their suffering to end so they could finally be together with the Lord. I have always loved what anchors represent, but I don't think it has ever meant as much to me as it does now. I could either endure another tattoo (which Nate wasn't happy about), or I could go this route. Molly did such a wonderful job of taking a little idea and feeling I had and turning it into something I can cherish forever!"

I can't tell you what a blessing it was was to paint this for Mari! Once she shared her story, I couldn't help but be so honored to paint a little piece of her testimony. Her faith and her idea of "Anchoring Yourself to the Lord" truly touched me. I hope this painting will be a reminder for her and a way for her to share her testimony with anyone who enters her home.

Painting like this reminds me of why I love to do this. I hope you were inspired by Mari's story the same way I was!  Is Christ your anchor of hope? If you want to know more about that, feel free to email me here: specsandwings@gmail.com

Happy Tuesday!

**All photos by Mari Annelise Photography!**


Mari said...

Molly, I am already blessed to have this painting in my home. People walk in and ask "Why and anchor? It's pretty, but I don't get it." That is all I need to start to share what God has done for me and means to me! Thank you for your talent and passion!


Molly Swanson said...

Thanks Mari! You don't know how excited I am to hear you say that! That's exactly what I was hoping for! :)