Above the Clouds

“Above the Clouds”
Abstract Acrylic on Canvas – March 2015

I painted this shortly before going to bed. It was intended to be a bit unconventional. I often paint as a form of meditation or prayer and often do not plan an outcome of my paintings. Dreaming of hot air balloons is said to symbolize excitement and freedom of going on a new journey that’s wholly unconventional. I could not express my feelings and thoughts right now in a better way. About 1 month ago I was living in South Korea, finishing up an MA in English education and excited but nervous about taking the next step into a place that to me was practically completely foreign.

After spending most of my adult life thus far in Korea, I am finding the adjustment pleasant, though not easy! Often I’m overwhelmed talking to people, and even things like turning left on a green light are not automatic. But the opportunities and doors that have opened up because of YOU – each and every one of you who find ways to encourage and support us. To those of you who have bought my paintings – in just ONE WEEK you have wholly transformed my life and I cannot begin to thank you enough. My love and blessings to all of you – my heart truly is Above the Clouds.

This artwork is a one of a kind piece hand painted by Stephanie Ishler of Hallyu Back. All artwork is for sale unless otherwise specified. If you are interested in purchasing this original painting, contact us here!