Title: Seeking the Eternal
The following is an excerpt from a blog post Carly made for this painting in 2021:
I used to have a yellow and green blanket I would take everywhere. I called it my “Lellow blankie” I don’t know what happened to it honestly, but it was one of those things that if I forgot it somewhere, the end of the world would soon commence.
If someone gave me that blanket today in an attempt to comfort me, I would be like, “That’s sweet… but an old gross blanket isn’t going to solve my problem” Because what comforted me when I was a child doesn’t work for me as an adult.
I feel this way with my faith as well. There were certain truths and talks and words I would come back to again and again, and as I grow older I realize that those aren’t as magically comforting as they once were.
I miss the moments of distress when a blanket could take away all my worries, and in the same way I miss my blankets of comfort in the gospel.
Alas, I’m an adult now and have been needing to dig deeper into contradiction and conflict. It’s a little bit colder and not as cozy, but I’m older now and need to find comfort much much deeper deeper into my soul. I need to get the warmth from within, and not rely on an external blanket.
Gone are the days when I could rely on childish beliefs. It is now required of me to research, study, and hyper reflect on what I want for my future and my children. Today, as I study more and dig deeper, I will try to keep my focus on the eternal and not get too weighed down by history and policy that I don’t understand.
Printed on #100 matte
Paper thickness: 10.3 mil
Giclée printing quality
All prints fit into standard frames
Shipping: Typical turn-around time is 7-14 business days. The most common turnaround time for orders to ship is 2-5 days.
Each print is safely packaged in a sealed clear plastic sleeve
Sizes 5x7", 8x10", and 11x14" arrive in flat, cardboard envelopes and large sizes arrive in sturdy shipping tubes.