Why stay we on the earth except to grow?
There is such connection and vivid imagery when it comes to letting your fingers sketch your heart's words. As we are learning in our Wild Art Workshop, when we feel free to sketch whatever comes to us, it is such a freeing and healing experience.
Our hearts want to create, they are meant to create~
At times our art comes out in playful romps of sketches ~ radishes and woolly sheep. Other days it may come with a story in mind, a more serious thought, or a loose connection of simple colors, words and lines.
(this is a page of my art journal, a Beth Moore book I am gessoing and painting ~
letting the large text stay along side my sketches)
I think sweet peas are always a spring delight, a favorite in my garden. This year they haven't even started sprouting but my heart is telling their story anyway~
An persistent upward path.
Hanging onto friends.
Pulling friends up and pulling me up on the way
(all those sticky tendrils are so loveable!)
Tenacious climbers, vines just don't give up.
And every sweet bloom whispers... Hope!
"I am the vine; you are the branches.
Whoever abides in me and I in him,
he it is that bears much fruit,
for apart from me you can do nothing."
Jesus (John 15)
Seeing life sacramentally is a realistic and *open gift* to all~
I am also amazed at the ways our hearts, art, and lives connect and intersect (like those loveable vines) -- I am blessed beyond words for the girls I have met in this online class. May our efforts to sketch our hearts be met with God's grace.
Would you like to sketch some sweet peas today too?
In the beautiful spring gardens & this barnyard of life~