( Rivers of Living Water)
My art has revolved. I used to do strictly black and white. Then I graduated to some color with colored pencils and now I have a heart full of the colors of heaven and every week-several times a week-sometimes into the wee hours of the morning-I paint. It’s become an expression of my love for the Lord. It is part of my worship through art. We are called to Love the Lord with all our heart, mind, soul and strength and this is part of what it means. To create. To express your love for God on the canvas. Mine has exploded-I was told to expect the unexpected and I now understand what that means!
I have decided today that my style is sort of folk art and for once in my life I am totally comfortable with who I have become as an artist. Wow. What a switch. Not that I am Picasso or Renoir- but that I am comfortable in my skin-the skin that God clothed me. THAT’S a miracle! I am definitely not Norman Rockwell. If there is anyone reading this and you need encouragement in discovering WHO you are as an artist- ask the Creator of Heaven of earth to show you. Cry out to Him for guidance and revelation-and you better hang on and be prepared to receive it because that’s what He wants- to give it to you!
I never imagined that stepping into pulpit ministry would cause this messy, wonderful, color filled explosion in my heart. There are no words. What you see on the canvas comes from the deepest part of my heart the place where words are not needed. It is my prayer that what people see will somehow encourage, lift up and edify them in their time of need. Art is such a vital part of life. Our Father in heaven is the Master Artist of all-just take a look around and give thanks to God for all that He has filled this earth with…and then REJOICE and WORSHIP HIM!
This song expresses it well-there’s a joy in loving You….