Hope is like a flower, it blooms in the light of the Son.
For me, my hope comes from my faith in God, so on this challenge I wanted to represent that hope in some way. This Joyful peony seemed to say what words can not.
I have been fascinated with Japanese Crests and have started a ZIA series based on them. Most crests have a graceful elegant mood to them that is so much a part of the Japanese culture. This particular one is of a Peony and symbolizes joyous life and prosperity.
After scanning my black and white zia, I played with it a little on my photo software and added a blush of color to it.