A very special time is that first cup of coffee, when I open a book of devotionals that I hope to have talk to me about those things that God has been wanting me to hear. I feel as if it those words on the page of this magical book that will contain the words I need to hear and heed for that day.
I was told many years ago that you cannot out give God. Time after time I have actually felt this phenomenal in my life. Many times I can directly point to when God bestowed His love upon me with an art sale or an incredible email from someone with my time I took to have my devotions. This simple act of sitting down and “hearing” what He has for me, even if it is a couple moments in the morning seems to always be blessed. I recently had three large sales of my artwork when I let God lead.
Am I more prone to accepting God’s gifts or is it true that God allows His blessing to be shown in a tangible way when I take the time to allow Him to show me? How many times am I too busy to put Him first and rush into my day? I hesitate to be honest here.
I know God is with me every day and as I grab my book of devotions, I eagerly await what words He has for me to hear or even learn. I often wonder if the words I read on that page are the same another soul will read or did God wipe the page clean to fill that page with the words He wanted only me to read.
I honestly think the latter
My words of wisdom for you today is to allow God to talk to you. Even if you feel you do not deserve His love or do not know Him, take a moment to listen for His word, they are there, we just have to turn our head and listen.
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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