Many times we ask ourself, how do we know what God’s will for our life is? Let me start by saying we are pretty much asking ourselves what does God want me to do tomorrow, or next week, or …. some time in the future. To help myself through this question I have drawn the following conclusion. Now, this is just my thoughts so I hope they help you.
God wants us to live each day of our life for Him. I also feel He wants us to use the talents He gave us and the gifts He gave us. He gave us all gifts and talents that we use everyday and I also believe He gave us desires. That is all a beautiful plan He crafted. SOOO, if we can paint and create, that is a gift God have us, it only makes sense (to me) that His plan for our life is to use that gift somewhere. If He gives you the talent to be a leader, then perhaps we need to not be afraid of stepping in front of the crowd and leading! In other words, live for today, trust today in your desires. I really think God put desires in our hearts to let us know the path He wants us to go. I meant think about it.
In other words, we live by faith, trusting in the Lord today, fine tuning those gifts and talents He gave us, by this process God is preparing us for future service and HE will get us to where He wants us.
I paint intuitively by embracing spontaneity to allow passionate paintings to be born through a transforming layering process of acrylics and inks. Each layer informs the next story of paint. In addition to layers often you will find sand, coffee, glass beads or perhaps even a gum wrapper invoking the question of what story is being revealed. I paint what I feel, how I feel, and each found object in my art continues that story. It is my hope that you find a connection to my work and might, if only for a moment, become captivated and feel something within yourself. The art I create are visual expressions of my inner soul, spirit and passion. Once a corporate entrepreneur trapped inside a suit and wearing heels, the desire to put my feelings, thoughts, and emotions on canvas became too powerful. The life-changing event that turned the corporate pen into a paintbrush was the dark world of Alzheimer’s that struck my mother. I could not wait any longer to paint in the event that world captured me as well. Leaving the boardroom behind, what has emerged is a new language expressed on canvas. This language expresses the freedom and unbound passion to create and let my art direct itself without fear or influences that has previously stifled my intuitive style.
Constantly moving around the world, staying in one place no longer than three years at one time, living in the back of a musician’s studio, provided the opportunity to meet vast numbers of different people from all walks of life.
These experiences set the canvas for the style of abstracts I paint because I find these people, locations, and experiences are represented in each painting in some way.
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