Mixed media collage painting
This week was mostly collage painting and studying for me. My studies these days consist of lots of reading in between the painting. I’m reading three books currently – one in print by Kelly Rae Roberts, one in ebook format by Kelly Rae Roberts, and the audiobook of The War of Art by Steven Pressfield. I’ll get to where that all has led a little later but first I want to share my newest painting with you.
About 2 weeks ago, as I pondered all the magical things happening in my life, I found myself thinking, “If God put a song in your heart it is because He wants you to sing it.” I loved it right away and knew the phrase would have to become a painting. It just so happened that I spoke with a dear friend that afternoon about some of this magic, some of her own magic, and I shared with her the phrase in the painting. She seemed smitten with it and I knew that phrase had come to me for her. So when I got home I started right away on finding it’s canvas.
You may remember seeing this canvas last year when I went to CKC-St. Louis. It was a mixed media project started in a class with Melissa Frances. It came home with me unfinished and a little blah. I stuck it on the wall and thought I’d chew on it for a while before I finished it. Well here we are, basically a year later, and I finally found its purpose. Plucked from the wall, it worked up pretty quickly (other than all the drying time between layers). The dear girl’s birthday was last week so this is a belated gift of sorts.
Something big is coming…
There’s lots going on in our busy little lives these days. I’m still chanting the mantra “be joyful in the mess.” Friends, it is MESS-EE here right now. In so many ways. Pray for us! Some big things are coming and it feels like we’re on that slow deliberate climb at the beginning of a rollercoaster ride. Can you relate? You know what’s coming. You know it’s going to be SO FUN. But you’re still scared to death. That’s me, right now. Stay tuned for the details. I’m eager to share, but it will be just a little bit longer. If you want to make sure you don’t miss it, sign up for the newsletter. Subscribers always get the latest info first. =)