Help in Troubled TImes -Free Download- Waterlily

The objective of this website is to provide a tool for people seeking to become close to nature through art. Everything on here has to do with nature and/or art.

Those were my own strict rules for myself which I have kept. That is why I refrain from talking about other issues like, my family, current events, or politics, etc…

However, it seems we are living through some uncertain times. There is unrest all over the world. Demonstrations, peaceful and not, are springing up everywhere. No country’s economy is safe and there is a palpable fear about the future in the hearts of many people. Almost everyone I know is feeling it.

Then I thought, maybe people do not need to know how to paint right now, but they do need hope to deal with the trouble in this world. And they need it now.

I cannot offer much, I have no economic strategy nor advice on how to advert trouble. I can however offer my art and I can offer hope, through God who surpasses all knowledge and understanding who neither depends on currency nor uses it Himself. He is our help.

So, once a week I will offer a free download with artwork and a bit of hope. This image will fall under the creative commons, non-commercial license. That means you can use it for personal use and pass it along.


Click below for full resolution 9×6 .pdf (Don’t forget to save the file). You can print, frame it, use it as a screen saver or maybe you would like to print it and give it to someone who needs it. Email me if you need a jpg format.


Here is what St. Paul had to say about hope…

“Now hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us.”

Don’t worry, I will continue to provide free art lessons, sketches, and education in nature. I hope this free artwork will provide inspiration and a little encouragement!

Creative Commons License
Hope in Troubled Times Waterlily by Christine Novak Kane is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 United States License.


  1. Thank you, Christine! What a kind thing to do to make this world a little better place, a little at a time! It’s such a beautiful painting with wonderful words of hope and comfort. I look forward to seeing the new one each week. You may want to offering this under a free creative commons license (see for the legal wording to use), so you retain copyright (ownership, authorship) while still allowing others to use your work, so long as they share-alike and attribute it to you.

  2. I stumbled upon your site by accident and consider it a gift from God!!!
    Thank You for your inspiration from your painting and your words. I look forward to your weekly emails…thank you so much.
    God Bless!!

  3. Seeing Anew: Thank you!!!! What an easy way to figure out the legal mumbo jumbo…neat tool. Very helpful, thanks so much!!! Glad you enjoy the artwork 😀

    Rita: You are so welcome! I’m happy to know that it helps. Thank you!

    Tom: Thanks!! It’s so much fun to do and give it away!

    Alanna: Thank you…you are a good friend!

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