The original inspiration came from worship. I had my eyes closed as we sang to the Lord, and my heart "saw" Jesus and I dancing. This happened more than once. It was such a special time, I wanted to try to capture the feeling with a painting. I sketched the concept and set up the easel and canvas. As I painted, I listened to Dennis Jernigan's worship CD's. They took me right back to the emotions....but the painting...it just didn't want to come together until the young girl became a bride. Really, this piece changed so many times before it was completed that my husband teased I would soon need shorter brushes because the paint would be so thick. Once the bride took shape and the concept of the heavenlies became part of my vision for the piece, it became all about worship and eternity with the Lord. The piece is done in layers, just like our Christian character. In the end, it speaks to me of how passionately Christ loves his people. I long for the time we will be together for eternity. In heaven there will be no more crying, no more tears and no more dust. The no dust thing is of course minor, but well, that's how my mind works. Hope you have a blessed day!