Category: Art Which Moved My Soul

The Artist by Morgan Weistling

I love this painting.  I love how relatable it is, how real this young artist’s workspace is and the light of inspiration in her eyes.  All the artists I’ve known whom I’ve most loved have had the messiest workspaces…and I …

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The Doctor and the Doll by Norman Rockwell

How many times have we gone to the doctor, the dentist, etc. and gotten nervous out of our minds?!  Perhaps we’re afraid of the news we’ll receive or anxious about being seen at our most vulnerable.  Which means that the …

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Corinne Hartley and the Simple Pleasures of Life

I miss the days when life was only about being captivated by the simplest delights–a starfish, a red leaf, a sun ray peeking out through the clouds.  I think that’s the best thing about being a child.  Corinne Hartley has …

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The Wait and the Reward by Anna Rose Bain

Anna Rose Bain said in her blog that this painting was so personal that she nearly kept it from the public.  It’s been one of my favorite paintings for a long time and touches me differently every time I see …

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Goodrich Bicycle Tires: Best in the Long Run by Norman Rockwell

This painting by Norman Rockwell is GREAT.  I won’t say much–the painting says it all.  But what I love about it is the way each of the three boys in the scene are trying to be the best, but in …

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Morgan Weistling Painting True Light

Morgan Weistling just captures such hope, faith, and awe in this picture.  We can’t tell if this girl sees anything, or if she’s turning her eyes to Heaven in a prayer, or if there’s something else happening entirely.  But her …

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End of Harvest by Morgan Weistling

What I love about this painting is the joy expressed in working together.  This family doesn’t rely on the father alone to do all the heavy work–surely he sets the example and is the main provider and leader, but they’ve …

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Innocence of a Child by Donald Zolan

I saw this picture and was instantly in love with this child.  It’s aptly named, I thought.  Innocence simply radiates from the girl. I think sometimes, innocence gets a bad rap, treated like naivete.  But it’s a gift, and this …

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The Prom Dress by Norman Rockwell

Whether we admit it or not, I’m pretty sure part of every girl’s dream is to be beautiful, to be a princess.  And that dream doesn’t diminish when we “grow up,” even if it does change form a little.  Or …

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Morgan Weistling and the Simplicity of Thankfulness

I’m moved each time I see Morgan Weistling’s painting of this young girl praying before her meal.  She’s the only person we see in the picture, but we don’t know if she is alone or not.  What we can see is that …

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