I love this quote! We've all known people...and some of us have been people...who can never find inner peace. Can never find beauty. Can never find joy.
- an act of traveling from one place to another.
- travel somewhere.
1. feeling, expressing, or causing great pleasure and happiness.
I never thought that art would bring me to such a peaceful, serene, joyful place. It's not just an act of creating for me, it's a total act of worship. I've got music playing on Pandora (right now I'm listening to All Sons & Daughters) and I'm being inspired, deep within my soul by another great artist. And that's when the magic for me begins. I feel it so deeply. The peace within my soul just bubbles up and I can't contain it.
It cries out for a place to be free. A place where there is no condemnation, no judgement. A place to grow and expand. A place where God is alive in my paintbrush. Where I've found more peace with Him in the past 6 months then in the last 6 years. A place where I can try to reveal His beauty in the creation that is all around me. A place where I have found peace and healing and JOY...right here on the farm....living and keeping pace with the seasons of life.
Yesterday, I was inspired by the work of Trent Gudmundsen. I'm a student learning from the best. I am trying to study their technique and the light all the while developing my own style.
I enjoy painting with Acrylics...whoever knew they were for more then wooden crafts and sweatshirts!!! I love them because you can layer them to cover your mistakes. Layer upon Layer it's being transformed into a work of art. Just as we are being transformed.
Can you see the change I made to her neck.
Are you on a journey to find peace? Have you found the path that God is leading you down?
I find it interesting that Journey is both a noun and a verb! Very interesting. Joyful is an adjective. A Joyful Journey is not always in motion.....there are times when it's learning to just be a place.
I think when we can finally stop striving and struggling to "make" peace and serenity happen, it just does. It's truly a good place and I wouldn't trade it for anything. Scripture tells us it's an indescribable joy...OH YES it is!!!