Ice Cream 

It is starting out to be a relaxing Sunday. I have had a very busy week. So the thought of a slow day is a very welcoming thought. The sun is shining brightly and the breeze is cool. And why not add a bowl of ice cream for breakfast. Oh and the best part is wearing my pajama’s all day. They are so comfortable. Silly, I know but truly I need this today. The week was busy with everyday life stuff. But for me it was emotional as there was conflict on Tuesday with a person I care for deeply. This person really likes me to listen to them and then do things just the way they say. Well, you know it just doesn’t work that way. It is emotionally draining for me to deal with a controlling person. Enough said for now. Onward to the couch with a good book. It is not as good as being at the beach but a wonderful second place to be.

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Ice Cream 

It is starting out to be a relaxing Sunday. I have had a very busy week. So the thought of a slow day is a very welcoming thought. The sun is shining brightly and the breeze is cool. And why not add a bowl of ice cream for breakfast. Oh and the best part is wearing my pajama’s all day. They are so comfortable. Silly, I know but truly I need this today. The week was busy with everyday life stuff. But for me it was emotional as there was conflict on Tuesday with a person I care for deeply. This person really likes me to listen to them and then do things just the way they say. Well, you know it just doesn’t work that way. It is emotionally draining for me to deal with a controlling person. Enough said for now. Onward to the couch with a good book. It is not as good as being at the beach but a wonderful second place to be.

Art

I am continuing to grow in my art classes. The classes are keeping me extremely busy even though I am only taking two classes. I say only two classes and a busy life. Yes, creating is time consuming and hard work. For me coming up with the idea of what I want to communicate is the hardest part. As artists often use their art as a platform for social awareness. Using their art as a venue for change. But for me the art is about the process, moving through whatever is happening in me to create the art. The end product is hopefully a better me. My latest printmaking process started with a drawing of a face, with chains around the top of the head with a lock. It was and is to convey how I can be held prisoner to self-destructive thoughts. By having self-destructive thoughts it can and does control my actions. Which leads me to a unfulfilled life. It can and will keep me from my destiny. I need to exam my thoughts, what and why do I think the thoughts that I think. It basically is to examine my belief system. My thought patterns. I can only do this successfully with God. As he is the only one who can help me to eliminate the self-destructive thoughts , replacing them for truth. His truth, life changing truth. In Proverbs 23:7 As a man thinks in his heart so is he. So as I created many prints using this image, God spoke to my heart about my thoughts. Once again showing me that in him there is true freedom. And whatever my thoughts are, there goes my life. A gentle awareness of needing to change, going through the creative art process with God. Hmmmm, he makes me smile. Sweet Jesus, my savior.

Art

I am continuing to grow in my art classes. The classes are keeping me extremely busy even though I am only taking two classes. I say only two classes and a busy life. Yes, creating is time consuming and hard work. For me coming up with the idea of what I want to communicate is the hardest part. As artists often use their art as a platform for social awareness. Using their art as a venue for change. But for me the art is about the process, moving through whatever is happening in me to create the art. The end product is hopefully a better me. My latest printmaking process started with a drawing of a face, with chains around the top of the head with a lock. It was and is to convey how I can be held prisoner to self-destructive thoughts. By having self-destructive thoughts it can and does control my actions. Which leads me to a unfulfilled life. It can and will keep me from my destiny. I need to exam my thoughts, what and why do I think the thoughts that I think. It basically is to examine my belief system. My thought patterns. I can only do this successfully with God. As he is the only one who can help me to eliminate the self-destructive thoughts , replacing them for truth. His truth, life changing truth. In Proverbs 23:7 As a man thinks in his heart so is he. So as I created many prints using this image, God spoke to my heart about my thoughts. Once again showing me that in him there is true freedom. And whatever my thoughts are, there goes my life. A gentle awareness of needing to change, going through the creative art process with God. Hmmmm, he makes me smile. Sweet Jesus, my savior.

Halloween

I just want to say sometimes holidays are more than what you think they are. Most Christians see nothing wrong with dressing up and  eating lots of chocolate. But often there is more to it. I once did not know what it was all about. But then I became a believer in Jesus Christ. And he has shown me the deception the enemy uses. A believer who not only knows where the holiday came from but what happens in the name of the holiday today. I have prayed with countless victims because of the cruelty done to them. People need to wake up to the truth. The satanic rituals….. being done. The abuses being done to people. Yes, I know it is superhero costumes and chocolates on the outside but there is more. The darker side, that is happening now. I cannot see Halloween just as fun because of the victims. All I see and hear are the cries of people being hurt. Folks it is real. Once you know it is real, you cannot look past it, to see just costumes and chocolates. I pray that our hearts desire would be His heart’s desire. Once you know you cannot go back. 

Fall 

Fall is here in all it’s brilliance. I am learning to live fully and completely in the moments of each day. I pray to live honestly with myself. To be authentic. To share the wonder of my living God. To stop looking at the craziness of the world. To be fully engaged in his beautiful love. The long walks in the woods with the sound of crunching leaves. And the sun warming my soul. To be in him that is my desire. To let everything else pass by.

Rested

I am feeling so much better. I have been resting which has helped tremendously. Today is a quiet day. I have been collecting old blue jeans and the stack was getting pretty high. So I decided to cut some 6” squares to make a blue jean quilt. So far it has been fun to put together. I also, am adding some hand stitching to the squares. I am using blue embroidery thread as I really like the monochromatic of the different blues from the jeans. The darker blue with the washed out blue looks so good. I will back the quilt with a piece of blue flannel and put a different shade of blue for the binding around it. It has been a while since I did a project like this. I have enough jeans left over to make a second one. I smile as I think to myself, finish the first one. Chickadee…