"Journey" is a piece that is especially dear to my heart, so I thought I'd share the story behind the artwork.
Each time I walk this path, bare toes in the sand, connected to the earth, I reminisce about all the life events that have journeyed with me here. From countless joyful hours spent building sand castles in my childhood, to soaking up the sun and surf as a teenager, to seeking solace here during life's more complicated challenges as an adult, this place is timeless to me. Throughout these different stages, perplexing questions like "is this relationship working," "is a person I care about who has passed away okay on their new journey," "is moving the right choice," and "can I succeed in starting a business," just to name a few, have also accompanied me over this path. The answers always seem to be softly revealed here, the place where I can quiet my mind and just listen.
One of the most pivotal moments of my life also occurred here. I made my way up the path, across the dune, toward the sea as a single girl- just like so many times before. And then, there on a beach blanket, the man of my dreams dropped to one knee and asked me to marry him. My heart exploded with so much love and excitement it filled the sea. Now this journey wasn't mine alone, but ours together.
Hopes and wishes for our future are as infinite as the horizon we gaze out upon. Nostalgia for a lifetime of memories made here is imprinted in each grain of sand and carried in every particle of the salty breeze. And with every cherished visit, this path is a precious reminder to be present in the joy of the journey at this very moment.
Perhaps this image will resonate with you as well, reflecting the many paths you've traveled to become who you are today, and the joyful anticipation you have for the journey ahead unified by the strength and support of a companion by your side. Or maybe there's a completely different, wonderful way you personally identify with Journey? Now that you know my inspiration for creating the artwork, I'd love to hear how you connect with Journey in your own experience! Please feel free to comment below!
Prints of this image are available in a fantastic variety of sizes and styles, and make a particularly thoughtful gift for weddings, anniversaries, and just to let someone know what a special part of your journey they are.
Find this image in the Fine Art Photography/Nautical section of my website to place your order today! http://www.jessicastclairstudio.com/nautical (Be sure to scroll down to "See All Products" for the complete selection, and choose a size that complements the rectangular shape of the image.)