Art is much less important than life, but what a poor life without it! ... Robert Motherwell
"All great art is expression of man's delight in God's work, not his own." John Ruskin

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

New Year Greetings to All!

Can you believe 2007 is almost ended??? As a child I heard adults saying things like "Time flies by so quickly.", "The older I get the shorter the day.", and "Every year gets shorter and shorter!" I never understood what they were talking about, as I'm sure everyone of you can relate to and remember also. NOW I UNDERSTAND! It is true. There truly is so much to do and so little time to accomplish it.

The Lord has showered me with blessings in 2007 and I am so very grateful. He has continually clothed me, fed me, and sheltered me from the storms (both literally and figuratively) this year, all the while teaching me some powerful, wonderful, and sometimes difficult lessons. I never wanted to experience some of these things, and yet, I am so much better off having been through them and learning from them. I am thankful for it all. Even more, I am thankful for a loving God, who guides me through all of it.

Friday, December 14, 2007

3 Paintings and A Quick Note to All

5x16 watercolor Moleskine
Wow! How far away I have been!!! I hope you all have continued to visit and I apologize to those who have and found no new posts. Lots of things are happening here at home and we have some huge changes coming real soon, but more about that later. For now, I wanted to share with you a few new paintings. Above is just a quick sketch done in my wc Moleskine and below I repeated the painting on 11x14 paper. Of course, no two paintings are ever alike, I like them both. What do you think???
11x14 watercolor

Never Let Go, 11x14 watercolor
I have always been drawn to the Bible story of the woman with an issue of blood that is recorded in Matthew 9:20-21 and in Mark 6:56. "Wherever He entered into villages, cities, or the country, they laid the sick in the marketplaces, and begged Him that they might just touch the hem of His garment. And as many as touched Him were made well."
Just to touch the hem of Jesus' garment!!! Imagine. I trust Him and I know that no matter what happens to me here on earth, no matter how difficult life may be, I can hold on to the hem of His garment today by reading God's word and obeying Him. What a wonderful and precious blessing that is!
Please do come back again! It will be a couple of months before I can get back to regular and consistent posting, but please don't give up on me. I so enjoy sharing with you all!