Painting from the Southern California-based artist Christine Mason Miller's "Cuba" series.
If you're not familiar with Christine Mason Miller's wonderful art and writing, here's a tip: buy her book Ordinary Sparkling Moments! It's an absolute treasure trove of inspiration and beauty.
I met Christine last July at a brunch in San Francisco that Alex and I hosted for bloggers. When I saw Christine's painting (above), I immediately asked if I could buy it. I was attracted by the aqua (one of my favorite colors) and the ethereal image of a saint, but especially by the quote, "Who I thought I was is crumbling and I have yet to discover what is going to emerge." I was thrilled when Christine said yes. Happily, the painting fit in my luggage.