It seems this year winter is trying to keep hold. I however know Spring is here and soon the flowers will bloom and the blossoms will pop. They always say good things come to those who wait. God also wants us to be patient and wait for the good things He promises us. So on this Easter weekend remember those who patiently waited for Messiahs arrival then had to renew their faith and patience when He went to the cross.
I forgot how much color you can get out soft pastels. This new painting Vase of Flowers has the rich colors I was looking for but still is not completely what I was looking to achieve. Art I have discovered is releasing and creating. The more you don’t try the more the more the mind opens up and creates. The life of a Christian is similar. The more we try to please God under our own power the more in constricts what God has in mind. We need to in simple terms and I don’t like to use this phrase…”Let go and let God.” That means to stop trying to please God and live life for God.
Once again I am offering up one of flower drawings on an old book page. i love these pictures because each one is unique and never turns out like I planned. Hey that is kind of like us and our lives. We are all born unique and and for the most part our lives do not turn out the way we want. Still like flowers we plant our feet in the firm soil of the Lord’s providence and continue to grown and thrive.
Flower are given as sign of our love to someone. Flowers are sent to bring comfort in times of loss. Flower bring a sprinkle of color to any garden. I guess that is why I love to create drawings featuring flowers because I know they are always a cheerful and colorful creation. I hope you enjoy today’s offering. As always remember God gave us a colorful world. It is our job’s as artist to create our interpretation of what we see in that world.
Growing up Autumn was one of my favorite seasons. No not because of school but because I knew Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas were not far behind. Now, I am in the late Autumn of my life time. I am not so much looking forward to what comes in this season of my life. While there are bright sides to the Autumn season of life like retirement and having more time to do things you always wanted to do there are also drawbacks. As we age our bodies loose some mobility and aches and pains seem to pop up out of nowhere. Don’t get me wrong. I am not whining. I have just realized that as I age each new day is a gift from God to be used for what ever He needs me to accomplish. I now look at the Autumn of my life as new days of opportunity and if I do get to retire someday I will still be working for Him anyway I can.
An artist’s life is all about unfinished work, some of it is intentional some of it is because creative ideas at times flow fast and furious. I have found there are times I must put aside new projects in order to take care of unfinished work. That is what I plan to do with some of my creations from this blog. In the New Year I plan to revisit a few of my drawing and finish them or redo them in a different medium. I have also our daily lives are the same as our art lives, we begin a lot of projects with good intentions of because we thought we could get them done.
Then when something else comes along we put the project aside for something new. We should however endeavor to finish all that we start in order to get in the habit of finishing what we’ve started. The Bible says in 2 Corinthians 8:11 says, “So now finish doing it as well, so that your readiness in desiring it may be matched by your completing it out of what you have.” Life is not only about finishing the journey we’ve started but also finishing it well.