Monday, July 2, 2012

New in the Art Shop: Faith Keeper

Remember when I blogged about art and healing the other day?  Well, the piece that I was working on and that inspired that post is finished!  Here she is . . .


I called this one "Faith Keeper."  The words around her head are from Psalm 119.  They read:

“With your very own hands you formed me; now breathe your wisdom over me . . . Oh, love me—and right now!—hold me tight! just the way you promised.”
~ Psalm 119:73-80 (selected)

I just cannot get enough of painting blue-haired girls.  And this shade of turquoise is a favorite of mine, especially when paired with the darker pinks and blues.  I wonder if I might need to dye my hair this color at some point .  Although maybe I'll wait until I get a few more gray hairs . . .  I do enjoy my hair the way it is most of the time.  :)

I am really pleased with how this one turned out.  For perhaps the first time, today I was looking back over the body of my artwork and able to see how it is evolving and changing.  Subtle aspects of techniques I am learning in various online classes are working their way into each piece, but without overwhelming my unique style.  

This is such an intriguing path, this art-making, just as babyloss and faith and pregnancy and life all are.  What a gift to be able to travel each one, even with the pain.  They are all leading, I think, to one very, very good place -- the heart of God.  I am grateful.

1 comment:

  1. I love this piece...and I love the scripture. Beautiful.
    Love your heart.


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