Merry Christmas

The celebration continues. It has been up and down, as everyone’s emotions run up and down during this time. I pray that as this year ends that I press into Jesus more than ever being the best I can be in him.

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Classes 

The school semester is coming to an end. I would like to take a break from classes yet I am enjoying the printmaking class so much I do not want it to end. I have learned so much about the different types of printmaking. And there is so much more to learn about this process. I am hooked. I want to figure out how to do this at home. The teacher has been excellent in sharing her passion of printmaking with students whom did not have a clue to what was what. I am planning on registering for another class. And I want to work more on my drawing skills. The arts seem to be very liberal in thoughts and actions. This challenges my beliefs. If anything it helps me to be more grounded in my relationship with Jesus. My prayer is that they see Jesus in me. I am not perfect just forgiven. So when I make a mistake I pray that it doesn’t hurt my ability to be a witness. My heart is to love each one as Christ loves me. 

Classess

The school semester is coming to an end. I would like to take a break from classes yet I am enjoying the printmaking class so much I do not want it to end. I have learned so much about the different types of printmaking. And there is so much more to learn about this process. I am hooked. I want to figure out how to do this at home. The teacher has been excellent in sharing her passion of printmaking with students whom did not have a clue to what was what. I am planning on registering for another class. And I want to work more on my drawing skills. The arts seem to be very liberal in thoughts and actions. This challenges my beliefs. If anything it helps me to be more grounded in my relationship with Jesus. My prayer is that they see Jesus in me. I am not perfect just forgiven. So when I make a mistake I pray that it doesn’t hurt my ability to be a witness. My heart is to love each one as Christ loves me. 

Turkey Day

It was such a relaxing day. We decided to have an easy menu this year. I made crockpot potato soup, it is such a comforting food, topped with cheddar cheese. And we had turkey subs. Everyone did their own sandwich, with all the fixings. We had option to toast the sub with the cheese on it. It was so yummy and easy.  We really did relax. And of course, pie and more pie. Happy Thanksgiving. I am grateful for so many things but most grateful for Jesus, my savior and my family. 

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.

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.