Thursday, June 22, 2017

Paint the flying spirit of the bird rather than its feathers. ~ Robert Henri
What we need is more sense of the wonder of life and less of this business of making a picture. ~ Robert Henri
Don't worry about your originality. You couldn't get rid of it even if you wanted to. It will stick with you and show up for better or worse in spite of all you or anyone else can do. ~ Robert Henri

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

A work of art is the unique result of a unique temperament. ~ Oscar Wilde

Monday, May 22, 2017

(I found this in my facebook memories from six years ago today. I don't remember writing it but I like it.)

Abstract art to me reminds me of how God calls us out of the known and asks us to trust him entering into the unknown, as a lamp unto our feet, not a crystal ball unto our future, and he gives us only as much forsight as we need, which is usually where our feet are going at that moment. The future is a mystery, the past is dead, and only today can we hear God's voice, here in the moment.

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Yesterday I was in so much pain from my fibro that I couldn't move and decided to watch Hallmark movies, since I was gonna be laid up on the couch with my little puppy companion who helps me through these days. And God met me in one of the Hallmark shows with profound messages. And I probably would not have heard them had I not been miserable enough to just lay there and just watch the show. And it was a show about an artist who people were judging because he wasn't rich or pedigree enough for them. And he ended up NOT being represented by them afterall, but represented by a simple flower shop owner. It wasn't as fancy as the world would think he needs, but just enough for him. And that was enough.

(The movie called "The Art of Us" will be airing again on the Hallmark channel again tonight.)

Saturday, May 20, 2017

We were born to love God and love one another and to bear the fruits of the Spirit and to do good deeds that God prepared in advance for us to do. We were born not for bread alone but for every word that comes from the mouth of the Father. Our natural gifts are temporal, but use them to the best of your ability and leave the rest to God. Faith, Hope, and Love will remain throughout it all. Whatever you do, do it as if you are serving the Lord and not men. If you feel connected to God intimately when using the gifts He has given you, that reason alone is enough. No one else has to even approve of it. As long as your Father in Heaven approves and is smiling down on you saying well done good and faithful servant, then that is the only audience that you need. And remember, God loves you for who you truly are, not just what you do. Let what you do be an overflow of who you truly are. And most of all, we were born to be loved by God, who loved us first, and that is why we love in the first place.

Your sister in Christ
Dawn Maureen