The doctor’s say a little wine is good for you but too much can be very harmful to your body. Life in the same. If we listen to the Holy Spirit as He guides us we will be ok because He will not let us delve to deeply into those things which will ham the body and the spirit. If we however delve into deeply, ignoring the Holy Spirit’s prompts them we fall into sin and lose our way.
1 Corinthians 12:7-11. But to each one is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good.
Yes I know it is not Easter yet but I felt like I needed to draw this picture. This little girl loves her chocolate. In fact she is wearing some on her face. This is a pen drawing highlighted in color pencil. The little girl like many of us is over indulging in the good stuff. The problem is if you eat too much chocolate it will give you a stomach ache. Life in general is like the chocolate that is why God warns us not be gluttons or over indulge ourselves because in the end we will find ourselves sick.
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I am always reworking pieces of art I have done into new pieces of art. I call this art, re-creations.The one above was originally a digital creation. I looked at it the other day and thought what would it look like in ink and colored pencil. I hope you like the look. Oh by the way God does the same for us when we give our lives to him. He takes one of His pieces of art, an original creation in every way, and re-creates us in His image. A new creation. A new piece of art.
I think reading is fundamental. In fact it is how I’ve learned quite a bit about art among other topics. It is also immensely important to read your Bible. God gave us His word not so we can leave it on a table but because he wants us to read it, understand it by the help of the Holy Spirit and take what we learn to heart so we may emulate the word of God in our lives. So read.
Keeping yourself grounded is a hard thing to do sometimes. We set our goals so high they are not easily attainable. So the next thing we know we fail to reach our goals and in turn in feel like we may never succeed. So my advice in this New Year is to try and keep expectations a lower in order to insure being successful a little at a time. You know the old saying, “success breeds success.” So don’t stop setting goals just keep them obtainable.
I love to draw using color. Offered here is a one of my many fantasy drawings using layers of colored pencil to bring the drawing to life. As Christians our life is anything but dull. We live and worship a God who is the very creator of color. In life adding a little color can brighten up your world.
Life is all about finding the wonder. Looking for those things which cause you to say, “Wow, I’ve never seen that before.” Well besides the wonders God shows me in my daily, and the joy of watching my children grow and learn, I get a lot of my daily wonder from the pieces of art I create. I know I have a lot to learn as an artist but I also know the pieces I create each day are a wonder to me. I still can’t believe my drawings bring positive comments my way and delight to those who view them.