The Lotus (Nelumbo nucifera)
The flowers and leaves of the lotus float effortlessly above the surface, allowing the deep roots to be reflected in its daily rebirth!!! It's a symbol of purity, divine beauty and resurrection! So my faith is deeply rooted in Christ and daily I bloom reflecting that my roots are deep and they keep me balanced and strong!
"When you don't move the mountains I need you to move.
When you don't part the waters I wish I could walk through.
When you don't give the answers I cry out to you.
I will Trust In You."
When our son was a little guy...he's anything but that now.....he would tell me that when he read or thought he saw pictures and saw the words being spelled out in his little head.
I know now that is a sign of a GENIUS!!! :) Because I do it too!!!! :)
WARNING...THIS IS LONG!
I'm not very good at listening to directions. That's just the honest truth.
When our son was in Kindergarten, his standardized testing came back and said he had advanced "listening" skills....he followed directions very well....OH REALLY??? See, I was his teacher....and his Mum....and well, I knew better. But dang if he wasn't able to listen and follow directions on that test!!!
If I ever have any really important documents that require a signature, I get The Hired Hand to read them....cause apparently, I don't have very good reading skills either!!!!
One of my most recent classes; Shades of White was so very good with Ivette Newport. She taught me things that I've yet to have learned, like dividing my picture into thirds. Giving more visual interest. Allowing me to develop my imagery.
Shades of White....of course dealt with whites. We also were introduced to cold wax and hot encaustic wax. Both were new to me....but I'm really enjoying the cold wax a lot.
This was my first cold wax....I just followed the class lesson. I gave it to The Hired Hand for Christmas.
I find that title....The Bounty of My Hands....odd to write....because nothing I did here was ever done apart from the Gracious Hands of God....truly It is The Bounty of His Hands.