This took more than one try, but I don't regret starting over a couple of times. Deep down, I knew that the final piece would not be perfect, but I kept the hope that by the end, I would have something I could be proud of... and, happily, I was right.
See... the thing is: I have never seen an aurora in real life. The only references I have are movies, anime and maybe a picture or two in Google images.
However... the whole concept of auroras has always been fascinating to me. There's something about the colors, the light, the role of the sun... it's a beautiful gift from nature that evokes a dream deep inside my heart. A longing for something indescribable. An exciting possibility. A restart.
I have always longed to see this phenomenon. In my dreams, I always pictured myself watching the lights with someone who held my hand.
After all... who wouldn't want to share a moment like that with someone you trust?
That is the real gift: sharing the moment with those who we love.
In the end, it's all about who cheers you on when you're doubting yourself, who walks by your side even when you're unsure of the path ahead... the people that celebrate your victories and who listen and forgive whenever you make a mistake.
This watercolor piece is imperfect in many ways, but I believe it conveys the wish that resides in my heart. Hopefully, someday, this little piece of dream will become a reality. In the meantime... I'll keep playing with my watercolors :)