Silent Sunday: Walking with Hope

a path past trees to sheltered seats overlooking the firth
promenade above the beach with benches and trees
the word HOPE created with small pebbles on a larger flat stone

Julie Williams, a Highland art student, is inviting people to send her photographs of the word hope created out of items found in their homes or on their daily walks for her HOPE Art Project. The idea is that every participant creates, through their own artistic expression, a historical record of their hope during the current Covid-19 crisis.

With this in mind I set off on our morning walk with my camera, trusting I would find a quiet place on the beach with enough natural materials to create the word hope while keeping a safe social distance from others.

Whilst creating the piece, I reflected on how everything I experience on my walks fills me with hope. The sea has never been cleaner, the sky never so blue. People are kind and looking out for one another. So many good things are happening alongside all the sadness and loss. I hope all the good things will stay.

After creating the piece I left it there for others to enjoy or add their own messages to it.

If you’d like to take part yourself, please visit Julie’s website here.

Wishing you all a blessed Sunday and a peaceful week ahead,

with love from Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Settings: f/4 – 1/1000 s – ISO 125, f/4 – 1/1000 s – ISO 100 and f/4 – 1/400 s – ISO 100.

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33 thoughts on “Silent Sunday: Walking with Hope”

    1. Thank you so much for your kind words dear Anne ๐Ÿงก Here’s hoping the air will stay clean so we and Mother Earth can breathe more easily ๐Ÿ’š xxx

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  1. I love this. Once on a walk I happened on a stone that had been painted bright blue with the word “Hope” on it. I thought, “That’s good advice.” Your construction is really lovely. I keep having this experience, too, “I reflected on how everything I experience on my walks fills me with hope.” โค

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words dear Martha ๐Ÿงก I’ve seen a few bloggers post images of painted stones with comforting messages on them and it’s lovely you happened on one of those. So happy to hear that your walks fill you with hope too. Wishing you happy and safe walking and please give Bear and Teddy a big pat from us all ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ’– xxx

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words dear Cathy ๐Ÿงก It was beautiful and very fresh this morning, followed by light snow flurries in the afternoon! Hope you had a great walk too today and much love from our house to yours ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ• xxx

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    1. Thank you kindly dear Cee and thank you too for hosting this lovely challenge ๐Ÿ’– xxx

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    1. Thank you kindly dear Laurie ๐Ÿงก If you want to create the word HOPE with something in your home or garden I’m sure Julie would love it ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ’– xxx

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  2. Thank you again for submitting your HOPEART and for sharing your creative expression of your hope. I sense nature more as I appreciate my walks during this period of quiet isolation; more time to listen, ponder, create and communicate on a higher level. Sending the world our hope for a brighter future. Out of the deepest despair rises the highest of hopes

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    1. Thank you kindly dear Julie ๐Ÿงก It’s lovely you are deepening your awareness of nature in the space created by this quiet time. It’s so true that high hopes can rise from this and thank you again for sending the world our hope for a brighter future through your wonderful project! ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ’– xxx

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words dear Karina ๐Ÿงก Please feel free to create something in your home, your garden or on your walk too ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ’– xxx

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words dear Eliza ๐Ÿงก The HOPE Art Project is a lovely way to spread a little light for others in these extraordinary times – feel free to join in if you want to ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ’– xxx

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words dear Amy, lovely to see you walk along with us here ๐Ÿ’œ xxx

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  3. I love-love-love everything about your post, and Julie’s project.
    The leaving of the message and anticipating others will add to it forms a ray and path of hope in itself.

    Be well,
    Paz

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