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Title: Happiness Does Not Wait
Medium: Watercolour on hot pressed paper

Size: A4Framed and ready to hang.


Ashley McHardy

  • This painting narrative is about our reason for being. Our Ikigai. The metaphors in the painting depict a cluster of trees on the left, which represent the masses of society. The herd. Most are on auto-pilot, going about their daily life, just getting through the work week or waiting for that distraction to keep them going. The piano melody in the song represents the hamster wheel of daily life in this state of mind, in the comfortable and predictive patterns but feeling empty.

    There is a single tree on the right who has broken away from the cluster to find their purpose, their reason of being and ultimate happiness. The string melody begins and weaves a tale of new beginnings and opportunities - the great unknown.

    The flock of birds above represent a birds eye view, the bigger picture. The crescendo of strings represents the higher awareness or 'the birds eye view'. It is sweet, joyful and full of opportunity.

    It is also fleeting, like the flight of a bird. The end of the song is a somber ending, the chance you didn't take. Which path will you choose? The comfy and unfulfilling or the exciting but uncertainty on your pathway to living in total alignment of your reason for being.

    This painting is also available as a custom size giclee print. Get in touch for size + price options.

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