Lots going on in my part of the world today!
I said last Friday, I was going to have a
creative frenzy and I did!
Thanks to my sister Peggy
who kept checking up on me!
I finished one canvas.
This is entitled "Surrender"
which is my one word for the year.
She looks serious, doesn't she?
But surrendering is serious business.
I'm going to take the whole year
discovering what I am surrendering to!!!!
Work in progress no. 1.
I'm having a lot of fun with these backgrounds!
Work in progress no. 2.
Work in progress no. 3 and 4.
I'm trying to put wall putty on to thick drawing paper
and seeing if it's sturdy enough to ship abroad.
A nice lady wants one of my artworks
but canvas is too expensive to send.
Work in progress no. 5.
I put crackle finish on this one.
very strange effect!
Yesterday my reading was about the Syro-Phoenician lady
who was pleading with Jesus to heal her daughter.
I have always been troubled by this story
because it seemed as if Jesus was
insulting the woman by calling her a dog!!!
It turns out that in the original,
the word Jesus used was the word for "puppy".
Mark 7:24-30 shows a side of Jesus
where he wanted to test this woman's resolve
and her humility!
Take a look at my drawing of the dog!!!
Doesn't it look like a giant mouse? Eeeek!
In today's reading, Mark 7:37,
it says, "He has done all things well."
I relate this to Psalm 139:
"For you created my inmost being,
you knit me together in my mother's womb.
I praise you because I am fearfully
and wonderfully made.
Your works are wonderful,
I know full well."
Let us thank God for being so careful
to put together all the parts of our body!
Even our eyebrows and our thumbs,
the smallest insignificant parts,
play a role!