Friday, April 17, 2009

veriditas: by krista holland

the first thing i need to tell you about this piece is that it's krista holland's first attempt at painting. her first attempt! if this is just her beginning, i can't wait to see what her attempts look like a year from now, because this is just so lovely.

veriditas means "green truth or the greening of the mind," and krista says:

"one of my greatest experiences of true abundance is when i'm gardening and working with the plant kingdom. it's awe inspiring to see all the amazing things that arise so prolifically from natures abundance. this is my first attempt at painting and i'm hoping to continue to develop this art form as another means of expression, abundance and meditation."

krista is a landscape designer and yoga teacher as well as a budding artist, and you can learn more about her on her blog, luminous life.

*thank you, krista! we can't wait to see your future paintings!*

have a great weekend, everyone! i'll be back on monday with a wonderful interview...


  1. wow that is amazing. she has a natural talent and a great mind set. lovely. ♥

  2. Wow! First attempt! Very impressive. I find it interesting to see how "non artists" sometimes already have found their vision before they ever even attempt to paint.

    As someone who has been an "artist" since before I could read, I know how long it took me to figure out what it was I wanted to say. I went all the way through school without understanding what art meant to me. And then it took me years... uhm... decades after school when I was exploring on my own to begin to understand. And I'm still learning about art and my self and my vision.

    Sometimes it really does take living to find it all.

  3. Jess,
    Thank you so much for posting my painting on Pecannoot! What an honor! I've been so inspired by your artistry, your blog and all the amazing artists that you feature here.
    Wishing you abundant blessings,
    Luminous Life

  4. Well said, Rowena! I couldn't agree more...

    Krista-looking forward to seeing much more from you...beautiful work!

  5. Holy Cow! I am humbled by her natural talent!