“End and Begin” By Marnie

“End and Begin” By Marnie

A day ends

Colors of the sunset washing the sky

Cloud & shadow creating patterns

Light departing, replaced by stillness

A day begins

Sunrise bringing a burst of colors

Beauty unfolding from the dark

Light arriving with a spark of promise

A tree begins

A flaw near it’s heart carrying uncertainty

Acting as catalyst for change

Prompting growth in a new, unexplained direction

A tree endures

Expanding, tenacious branches reaching for more

Becoming stronger

Resilient despite the damage

A tree ends & begins as something new

Strength & spirit living on

Giving shelter, light, warmth

Making art, prompting joy


The moment I saw this piece of wood, I knew I wanted to feature the flaws in my art rather than cover them. Each of us has such imperfections. They are what make us uniquely us and should be celebrated. I love sunsets and wanted to use those colors in the art. Sunrises bring those colors too and the idea for ending and beginnings struck me. Days end and begin. Animals, people, plants . . . the tree used for this art. Experiences, emotions – cycles of life all ending and beginning. Mostly how we thought or planned but giving us the chance to grow and bring new things into our lives. Cancer – that flaw, that damage – changed everything for me. Twice. It brought an abrupt end to the life I had before it, to the person I was. But it also brought welcome beginnings, which are represented by the words used in this piece of art. 

Thank you so much for your interest in my art and your support of Lacuna Loft programs. Those programs change lives, save lives - mine included. Finding Lacuna Loft and the community of survivors it supports has been a truly amazing beginning.

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