A Gentle Soul is Not a Helpless One

26240592_537769113254514_4771966241998905946_oA gentle soul is not a helpless one.”

For over a year I’ve been hearing a small whisper that I needed to paint a deer. Lately, the whisper was getting louder and images of deer were popping up for me at random moments and places. So I finally listened.

As I was finishing her, I felt a nudge to look up what a deer symbolizes. So I did. Deer is synonymous with gentleness, grace, and tenderness. But in the face of danger, they are not defenseless. They are strong, brave, and determined. There is something magical too about deer that appeals to our inner child. They are a reminder of our innocence and our ability, once upon a time, to find delight and excitement in the smallest of things.

May we aspire to be more like deer. And may we remember our inner child always.

(Prints available in my Etsy Shop)

With Courage,


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