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Here & Now: the past is ashes

I tell you the past is a bucket of ashes,

so live not in your yesterdays,

nor just for tomorrow,

but in the here and now.”
~ Carl Sandburg

******

My intention behind this collection is not that we are rising from the ashes, though as humans we must.
My intention is more about
letting go. About reinventing ourselves and moving onward, not dwelling on past pains and troubles, and leaving the past in ashes.

Carrying the fire forward to ignite our next moments.

From this moment, we move forward. There are things we need to forget. There are instances (although sweet) that we cannot cling to.
And that is what this Collection means to me. Truly BEING in one small moment, surrounded by movement and life passing by. Holding on to this fragment of time and touch,
knowing that in seconds things will have changed.

I guess that is essentially what I’ve been painting for the last 16 years… this new work is just reinventing the message, visually.

Sincerely, Katie m. Berggren


Wishes Came True, mother and three kids original original painting on 12x12 inch deep cradled wood panel by Katie m. Berggren Wishes Came True, original 12x12" painting on deep cradled wood panel

Message From The Artist: My intention behind this collection is not that we are rising from the ashes, though as humans we must (read more)

price $432.00
THIS ORIGINAL PAINTING HAS SOLD - see link in description to have another made just for you!
The Test Of Time, mother and three kids original original painting on 12x12 inch deep cradled wood panel by Katie m. Berggren The Test Of Time, original 12x12" painting on deep cradled wood panel

Message From The Artist: My intention behind this collection is not that we are rising from the ashes, though as humans we must (read more)

price $432.00
THIS ORIGINAL PAINTING HAS SOLD - see link in description to have another made just for you!
As I Recall - mother with sleepy son on her shoulder original painting on 12x12 inch deep cradled wood panel by Katie m. Berggren As I Recall, original 12x12" painting on deep cradled wood panel

Message From The Artist: My intention behind this collection is not that we are rising from the ashes, though as humans we must (read more)

price $432.00
Never Lonely - mother and long dark haired daughter in the night original painting on 12x12 inch deep cradled wood panel by Katie m. Berggren Never Lonely, original 12x12" painting on deep cradled wood panel

Message From The Artist: My intention behind this collection is not that we are rising from the ashes, though as humans we must (read more)

price $432.00
Deep Hope, 4 women and girls looking toward the future original painting on 10x10 inch cradled wood panel by Katie m. Berggren Deep Hope, original 10x10" painting on cradled wood panel

Message From The Artist: We are leaving behind the ashes, the broken parts, the dark. We are facing a new hope. Something solid and smooth, unbroken and glowing. We touch hope, and hope flashes a reflection onto our faces. (read more)

price $325.00
Made To Order - mother with child original painting on deep cradled wood panel by Katie m. Berggren Made To Order painting on deep cradled wood panel

Message From The Artist: My intention behind this collection is not that we are rising from the ashes, though as humans we must (read more)

price $325.00
Love Is The Best Answer - mum nuzzling two children original painting on 10x10 inch deep cradled wood panel by Katie m. Berggren Love Is The Best Answer, original 10x10" painting on deep cradled wood panel

Message From The Artist: My intention is more about letting go. About reinventing ourselves and moving onward (read more)

price $325.00
Deepest Breath - mermaid mother holding mermaid child with bright blue eyes original painting on 10x10 inch canvas by Katie m. Berggren Deepest Breath - original 10x10" painting on canvas

Message From The Artist: A little inspiration to stop, to take a big breath and realize that whatever we don't accomplish, doesn't need to be done right now (read more)

price $325.00
Bundle Of Light - mama holding tiny angel baby in blues and greens original painting on 8x8 inch canvas by Katie m. Berggren Bundle Of Light - original 8x8" painting on canvas

Message From The Artist: May we forever find a bit of light in our babies, even when the world feels so dark. They radiate promise, whether we can hold them or not.

price $235.00
Deep Hope, 4 women and girls looking toward the future print by Katie m. Berggren Deep Hope - prints from an original painting

Message from the Artist: We are facing a new hope. Something solid and smooth, unbroken and glowing. We touch hope, and hope flashes a reflection onto our faces. We need this deeply. (read more)

12x12 Print Price (adjust below): $44.00
Appreciate Deeply - mother and daughter blue red sun water print by Katie m. Berggren Appreciate Deeply - prints from an original painting

Message from the Artist: About reinventing ourselves and moving onward, not dwelling on past pains and troubles, and leaving the past in ashes. Carrying the fire forward to ignite our next moments (read more)

12x12 Print Price (adjust below): $44.00
The Future Calls - pregnant woman with flowers print by Katie m. Berggren The Future Calls - prints from an original painting

Message from the Artist: About reinventing ourselves and moving onward, not dwelling on past pains and troubles, and leaving the past in ashes. Carrying the fire forward to ignite our next moments (read more)

12x12 Print Price (adjust below): $44.00
Belonging To Each Other - mother and baby print by Katie m. Berggren Belonging To Each Other - prints from an original painting

Message from the Artist: About reinventing ourselves and moving onward, not dwelling on past pains and troubles, and leaving the past in ashes. Carrying the fire forward to ignite our next moments (read more)

12x12 Print Price (adjust below): $44.00
We Found Our Place - mother and three children print by Katie m. Berggren We Found Our Place - prints from an original painting

Message from the Artist: About reinventing ourselves and moving onward, not dwelling on past pains and troubles, and leaving the past in ashes. Carrying the fire forward to ignite our next moments (read more)

12x12 Print Price (adjust below): $44.00
Echoes On The Wind - mother and long hair girl print by Katie m. Berggren Echoes On The Wind - prints from an original painting

Message from the Artist: About reinventing ourselves and moving onward, not dwelling on past pains and troubles, and leaving the past in ashes. Carrying the fire forward to ignite our next moments (read more)

12x12 Print Price (adjust below): $44.00
Any Given Day - mother wearing baby magenta print by Katie m. Berggren Any Given Day - prints from an original painting

Message from the Artist: About reinventing ourselves and moving onward, not dwelling on past pains and troubles, and leaving the past in ashes. Carrying the fire forward to ignite our next moments (read more)

12x12 Print Price (adjust below): $44.00