"Unless the LORD builds the house, those who build it labor in vain."
With all that has happened in my personal space the past few months, I am seeing and visualizing home in a whole new way. As I look through photos, see what I am drawn to sketch and paint, and as I hold the pen in my hand, my thoughts are of this simple concept. Home.
I felt drawn to sketch it out. Layer homes on homes and then plaster each together with a trowel of mortar (the pink paint) and soften it with overgrown trees. All of my homes come together to create one place ~ where I stand right now.
I really like it. I may do the whole idea again.
I am seeing more and more the symbolism behind the things I am creating ~ the concepts, visions, ideas. They all come from a place deep inside. I seriously do not plan all that much before I start. Typically it will be a word or form or a color. Interesting that our deep spiritual centers want to create with "eyes that (really) see and ears that (really) hear"?
This is the place I feel most alive and at peace. You too?
You know that crazy feeling when you are attached instantly to a work of art and don't know why? Perhaps take photos for hours of something you hadn't cared about before or be drawn to a particular style or color?
Some days it makes so much sense - or - it takes years before the focus/awareness happens?
One day we look and say "Yes!"
"That is why I had such a fetish for pink paint!"
And there are moments when I step outside (so often this summer) and see the heavenly realms touching this space. My little place on earth.
This overwhelmingly reminds me of my wee-little-tininess and the absolute reliance I have on God's clear focus and care. His beautiful creation lit up for me to see, nothing hidden.
Do rainbows take your breath away, too?
Is He showing me~
His home touching
What is calling to you in your art, your work, your quiet thoughts?
Much love this restful & healing week~
grace and peace,