I started this painting live while participationg at the FUSE event in Fremont. I could not get past the blackness I started. All I had to show for the time was just the moon and stars - the rest just black. I attempted several ideas and ended up painting black over the top of them...then I let the canvas sit, in the dark, for 3 weeks. I finally had an idea and vision for the finish and added the tree and heart. A beautiful pinky/bluish hue glowing in the moonlight. The Biblical verse and song chorus was in my head:" though I sleep, my heart is awake". Even though the trees are bare, they bend and curl to protect the heart. Even in a barren season of my life, my heart is ALIVE, AWAKE and ever listening to the Father. It may be a dark time, but there is a small light of hope - always darkest just before the dawn. Dreams may lie dormant, but the season will change... light will shine forth.