If the only prayer you ever say in your entire life is thank you, it will be enough.
I made this painting for David and Mira Newman, two beautiful musicians that I have been lucky enough to meet in person when they performed at my local yoga center. Their music touches my heart in a way that it often makes tears well up in my eyes!
A few days after I finished this painting, I got an email newsletter from David and Mira announcing the birth of their baby, May 2, 2011 at 6:16 PM. I realized that the day Mira gave birth was the day I started on their painting. I loved that that they were in my thoughts and I was sending them love that entire day. It felt like such a sweet connection, one that I hadn’t planned on, but just sort of happened.
At first I didn’t notice, but similar stories of connection have happened so many times since I started the Hundred Thank Yous project. It makes me think that my paintings in this project are actually prayers. Prayers of love and well-being for people I care about. I believe the paintings carry the energy of deep, heartfelt gratitude that I hope will be a blessing in their homes, one that lasts a lifetime.
this is gorrrrrgeous, lori!
i love the center of that pink sunness-substance in the middle of it all!
& her lines dance!
big hugs dear friend!
i love all the shine you send out!
Lori, I love every single piece of artwork that you make, and this painting is no exception. Wonderful! You’ve lifted my day, thank you.
That is a really, really beautiful sentiment! So much bigger than I can wrap my mind around. But I think you’re right!
Oh my. My heart is just bursting. This painting, your words, the synchronicity of it all…so deeply touching.
I love you, Lori Portka, and all the beauty you bring to this world.
Beautiful. I’m smiling and feeling the love and happiness.
I LoVe this Lori ~ X ~ synchronicity ~
Such a beautiful story! Thank you for sharing. It is amazing how love syncs us all up!
Lori, this has touched me so deeply. The love you express with each painting is the most beautiful prayer, given so freely from your heart. I love you, dear friend.
Oh. Oh. I have no words for this. This idea, that yes, your energy is transferring, just the way it should … so much love in your heart, gratitude, is hitting all the right spots in this universe. You are so dear & inspiring to me Lori, loving you so!!
& this painting is ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS! Oh man, I just adore it!
This is a very sweet painting… I love it! :]
What a lovely story Lori. These connections are everywhere I find, if we just choose to look out for them. Sending over a hug, XO.
I feel a little teary reading and looking over your artwork. You are so gifted and your big heart comes through all these wires, computers… pictures and words. Amazing and powerful.