Hope is a Beautiful Thing


Hope is a beautiful thing – the more you notice it creeping into your heart and hold on to it’s faint glow, the more it returns and the warmer becomes.  Maybe it’s a habit?  Maybe it’s a state of mind?  Maybe it is faith in goodness?  Maybe it is all of these things.

Regardless, I have a lot of it right now.


It is very hard for me to see far into the future – nothing clear at least.  The plans I project on myself feel blurry and abstract.   My five-year-plan is very faintly sketched in light pencil marks that I just know I will erase.

But I am really good at short term plans, and I can see the next 4-5 months rather clearly, and they are full and beautiful.

From what I can see now, they are full of painting, shop updates, christmas craziness, a road-trip, writing, buying a new home (we hope and pray!), some more paintings, long flights with two little girls, a visit to France + elsewhere, a long flight back, and then…?  I see nothing.

Only a beautiful blank slate that I know I will fill as we get a bit closer to it but, for now, is such a warm blurry glow.


I think it is a gracious thing that I can only see as much as I can handle at the moment.  I have sufficient energy to plan and process what is on my plate now and anything outside of that feels just a little bit too big and overwhelming.  Living in the “moment”, and trusting that good choices have brought me to this place, is so liberating and exciting.  I hope you know just what I mean!


Over the next couple weeks I will be sharing several updates to let you know about the things are happening in my studio & shop and I hope you catch my passion in all of this.


It is a massive blessing that I am able to use my hands and imagination to help create a peaceful life for my little family and I do not take that for granted.

Thank you for cheering me on as I continue down this abstract path.  I am doing my best to trust my heart and my head in it all.




Emily Jeffords

Most days you can find me, in the studio with my little girls, speckled in oil paint (drinking too much coffee), creating artwork for collectors around the world and collaborating with select brands. Check out my artwork on EmilyJeffords.com


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