During one of the darkest times of my life, I distinctly remember thinking "you're going to make something beautiful out of this destruction." I held on to that thought, reflecting on it whenever I needed encouragement or a glimmer of hope that life would change, hopefully for the better.
It's been more than a decade since that time, and I can honestly say my life has transformed into something more beautiful than I ever imagined. Sure, it hasn't been easy, but I no longer look at the devastation as the end of something, but the beginning of discovering myself, my resourcefulness and my strength. This is what I was reflecting on when I designed and made this wall hanging, so I've called it "Rise."
Wall hanging details:
W 20.5 x H 26.5 inches
100% cotton fabric and batting
Designed and created by Kristy Woudstra in Hamilton, Ont., in Canada
Tabs are included on the back so it can be easily hung in your home
Wash in cold water and hang to dry