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Sunday, May 30, 2010

Poppies and Birds Finished! Some Thoughts on ART!


Its Sunday Morning of a 3 day weekend and I am in Bliss! YES I miss my husband and LOVE it when he's here spending a weekend with me. But, to have my own uninterrupted ART play weekend is priceless!! I'm in my pajamas, no makeup, the dishes are not done...but I DONT NOTICE today because there's no one they might bother but me and I'm too busy creating....I have a few little trials going on in my life( or maybe pretty major) and I could be wringing my hands, searching the internet for ways to solve them, calling everyone I know for advice and talking incessantly about my worries but AM I??? No!!!!!!! I could be doing those things and its not that I don't care, but I have been given a little Island oasis in the sometimes stormy and terrifying sea of life to stop fighting the waves, lay back, contemplate life, completely rest and gulp down some peace I've been desperately thirsting for. Like many of you, I work 5 days a week,(in a left brained job) and not just work, work HARD(16 scheduled speech therapy appointments a day with children ages 2-16 of which at least HALF have some form of mild to severe AUTISM)...get home about 6:00 exhausted (mentally, physically and emotionally)most nights and can hardly muster up the creative energy to choose what to cook for dinner, what to take for lunch the next day or watch on TV, much less, get out my stuff, plan a project and do it!! I wake up most weekdays with creating art on my mind....I usually take a little artsy something in my bag to work to just look at and dream about throughout the day as I brush past it....an unfinished painting, a bag of colored pencils, an art instruction book, blank watercolor paper or art reference photos of beautiful images torn out of magazines or printed off the internet to inspire me...This is my pick me up, my therapy, my anchor of what life is really about, my stolen moment of joy....this is truly a gift from God and believe me I know that loving HIM and knowing HIM is really what it's about. But, art and creating beauty are not a only a gift from HIM...they ARE HIM.....think about it.... IN the beginning GOD....What?.........CREATED.....That's our first intro of God's character and dealings with us living,walking,thinking, beautiful, created-in-HIS-image,beings with a soul down here on the big beautiful ball called "Earth"(another of his masterpieces). I hope I'm not just throwing a bunch of meaningless and boring words on a blog that no one really cares to read...I hope you feel the passion with which I write....EVERYTHING is ART!!...You are art, your house is art, your car is art,your job is art(Even if all you do is answer the phone..you can do it artfully, right????) your HAIR is art, your face a canvas, your closet an art bin, your jewelry are embellishments...THe world is art...from the ZEBRA to the hairless cat...God has an endless range of Imaginative and creative ideas...and not all are really beautiful to us, but they must have been to him...a poodle, a lion, a flower, a weed, a scorpion, a dragonfly, a rhino, a poinsetta, a ROACH???, a giraffe, an oak, a cactus, a river, a puddle,a pond, a lake...THE OCEAN!!!!!! Wow, what a creative God of contrasts...but if you try to get to know HIM you will find, that HIS most beautiful and magnificent of all masterpieces is the human spirit. When you choose to give your heart, soul, mind and very being to HIM and accept His most glorious and beautiful human/God creation..the person of Jesus Christ as your personal, most intimate best friend, highest level authority, most dependable advice giver, greatest listener ever, truest lover, one stop shop for wisdom, peace and love and last but not least...(sorry for the endless lists but one word never seems enough when there are 10-20 available)...your RESCUER, REDEEMER, SAVIOUR, and LAST AND ONLY HOPE!!!!, Your ALPHA and OMEGA!!!......then, when you do this, YOUR spirit becomes the canvas of THE MASTER...you become His work, His masterpiece ...your life, your choices, your DNA, your circumstances and experiences are the supplies he has to make this masterpiece, and believe me, HE can use ANYTHING as the most expert artist can, to create this uniquely gorgeous creation called you...if you will let HIM....my question to you (and myself, because we make this choice every day) is...TODAY....WILL you let Him create, mold and make you into that Glorious masterpiece HE has envisioned for your life?...quietly in your heart breathe out a "yes" for today........and let THE MASTER begin...

8 comments:

Martha Lever said...

YES!!!
What a wonderful post! This should be published somewhere. I will be praying for you and the job situation. oxoxox

Carol said...

I'm following you back! I love your art, too!

Karen said...

Thank you for sharing your post with me. Like you, I can't imagine life without art, without music, without literature, without...GOD who IS all these and in all these. Like you, when I have breaks at work, when driving home, when I lie in bed at night before falling asleep, I compose poetry, I write stories in my mind, I listen to the music that is always, always in my head. We are, indeed, God's creation and He has provided in each of us the gift of creating and on and on it goes.

Toni said...

Wow...so Magdalene!!! You are one of His best creations.

Sharon said...

WOW that was so beautifully said. Thank you for showing me the way here. I've been on a great adventure today and so inspired but so tired. That was just what I needed to read.

Regina said...

We DO have VERY MUCH in common. Sorry your left-brain job consumes so much of your time. I'm blessed to work part-time. But there is ALWAYS something with me - at the very least a sketch book.
God bless you.
Love the painting!

Maegan Beishline said...

Beautiful point of view...beautifully written! I'll actually be touching on a couple of the points you made in Tuesday's assignment! xo

AMKreations said...

Beautifully put! We were talking about how creative God is just this morning! I believe He has blessed you with an amazing gift! Keep it up and we'll be praying for you in the meantime!