Sunday, April 30, 2017
This weekend, I had more time than isual to fiddle around in the studio, and felt a longing to paint red. There is a joy thay comes in painting crimsons and reds... I love adding the greens to make shadows, popping the orange to pull out highlights. To quench the "red" fever, I started this little buddhist monk with umbrella, and will add more and more red items in the future....who doesnt love a nice, flowing RED?
This week I was reminded of an individual in my neighborhood that recently lost her mother. Years ago, at a funeral of a loved one, a thought, or poem of sorts, was shared. It was penned by Henry Van Dyke years ago, but it was insightful, and I remember it often. This week's envelope was to this person who lost her mother. In it I put this thought, and doodled the ship on the frront.
Gone From My Sight
Saturday, April 22, 2017
Confession Time: The past few weeks have been rough with various pressures, challenges which consequently bring me to a place where I face a crossroads of fear or faith. Normally when I get into these circumstances, I become grumpy, even unapproachable at times. Last night as I lay in bed I pondered my circumstances. I reviewed how I have reacted to them, and recognized that I could do better, be better, and trust more, I came upon a pleasant reminder in Matthew 10:28 - 31 that circumstance does not determine personal worth.
Sunday, April 16, 2017
Today I painted the life cycle of a silkmoth. Why? I love insects, but I thought that today, of all days, it was nice to see the type and shadow, even in nature, of the fact that something slow, unappealing, and gross to some can be transformed into something that can soar, that is beautiful, and that is ever attracted to light. Happy Easter to all, and may we see the potential in ourselves and others, even when it may not be apparent at the present time.
Thursday, April 13, 2017
It's been a while since I last posted. Ive been flying under the social media radar a bit lately, but have continued to doodle. Here are four more envelopes that I have sent off with letters to the dear recipients. Two of them went off to amazing Sister Missionaries that I admire. One is serving in Paris, France and the other is serving in Utah. One doodle ties into the "Fishers of Men" invitation given to disciples of old, while the other is a little garden and empty tomb to reflect on the upcoming Easter weekend. Two other envelopes went out to dear friends from Georgia that have been asked recently to face some new struggles, yet who are faithfully moving forward a step at a time.