My favorite drawing tool is a pencil. Mostly I use a standard #2 like the ones we used to use in school before they created those mechanical ones. I carry a pad and pencil with me whenever I can. If not I figure there is always going to be some paper and a pencil wherever I go. Having a piece of paper and a pencil in hand gives me an opportunity to create drawings like the one above. the drawing is a doodle come to life. I love to draw and hope to get better and better. Drawing is one of those crafts you get better at the more you create art. Our Christian life is like that. The more we study the Bible the more we will grow in our faith.
I love to create pictures which on the surface appear to be one thing but on closer inspection are something else. I am not an expert at it yet but I am going to keep working till I get them right. Today it is quite clear to see the girl in the tree. Hopefully in the future it will not be as easy. I am reminded by this drawing of how some people, when they read the Bible, try to read between the lines with certain verses to create their own view of what God intended. The Bible was never intended to be a secretive book. What God’s Word says is pretty clear as long as you have the Holy Spirit to guide you through the book verse by verse otherwise the meaning of the words are lost like the girl in my tree.
Today’s offering is, “Portrait in Pencil,” of course based on the prompt word, portrait. I sometimes go to the website Something to Draw in order to get ideas for paintings or drawings. The drawing was based a picture which came up for the search word faces. It is just a rough drawing and I don’t know if I will do anything else with the picture. It could end up in my, Drawings I Practiced, file. Pete Rose was quoted as saying, “My father taught me that the only way you can make good at anything is to practice, and then practice some more.” Honing our craft is only part of the equation, the other part can be found in 1Peter 4:10, “As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God’s varied grace:” In closing remember, “Practice makes perfect service for God.”
Life is full of broken things especially broken hearts over the loves we lost, the people gone all to soon, life’s regrets and so much more. The key however is to find a way to mend the broken heart. It is not easy but the best solution can be found Corinthians
“Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.”
Love is the key. Seeking the love and comfort of God first and foremost and then seeking the love and support of friends and family. Broken hearts will come but the sooner we learn to deal with the them the sooner it will lessen the pain. I have learned the pain may not completely go away but the comfort of God and other sure help make it more bearable. The title of my drawing, “1,2 Many Broken Hearts.”
Today’s prompt was the word, “fast” so I created a picture of some butterfly’s. While butterfly’s are not the fastest things around they do flit from place to place which kind of reminded me of the people I see each day. We live in a world where time is a commodity to be used as efficiently and as quickly as possible. Everybody seems to be in a hurry even some of us artists, including me. I have loved art and have been drawing in one capacity or another since I was a child drawing blue prints. There is one aspect of my art I still have yet to grasp. Getting the details the way I want them.
The reason, I like to get my piece done and move on to another one. There are so many things I want to paint or draw I feel I must keep going, not taking the time for details. Some of the art work I have created doing using this method have worked out well, others not so much. Case in point. I love to draw faces and flowers. Each one is unique and require a little more detailed observation. I need to learn to slow down when drawing theses subjects in order to get the detail I want. Speed will come later.
Life I feel is the same way. We need to slow down in order to insure we don’t miss any f the good stuff in life. There are so many people I talk to who say, ” I wish I would have taken time to go to my kids games” or “spent time with my wife maybe we’d still be together.” There are times in life when fast can’t be the new slow but the old slow must become the norm.
On this auspicious day of March 2nd the prompt for the daily doodle is a mystery. No I mean the prompt was to draw something based on the word mystery. I spent quite a few hours pondering this one.
The reason I chose the baby and the puppy was because to me life is a mystery. Science seeks to explain life away as a process but to me life is more than a process. It is a miracle wrapped up in a mystery which can only be answered by a faith in God. I know there will be those who disagree but that is okay. I hope you enjoy my picture “A Girl and Her Dog.”
The doodle prompt for March 1st was to doodle something ordinary. Well what is more or ordinary or more comforting then the face of your favorite . Whole I currently don’t have a pet my son does have a Boston Terrier the one pictured is not his.