A lot of things in my life were pointing me to my symbol of the open hand – the writing of Jennifer Rothschild, as some friends and I took up her study, Missing Pieces. Jennifer encouraged us to greet each morning with hands open to receive whatever God has for us in this day.
This print by mixed media artist, LalyBlue, drew me in with its open hand. Finished while we were both taking Kelly Rae Roberts' online class, Flying Lessons, LalyBlue asked the group to help her name it and chose “Touch the Dream” from the many suggestions.
LalyBlue's painting was my inspiration for this lariat, which I plan to wear often this year to keep me focused on the goals I've given myself. Three weeks in, it's a gentle reminder that 2013 encircles me, supple and fluid. And that turning my ideas into actions begins with a hand open to the promise and the possibilities.