Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Ready to be mailed

Is a piece ever finished? Do you ever say to yourself, "Wow, that's perfect"?

The glue is dry. The words are written. The requirements have been met.

But I'm torn between it-just-needs-__?___ and don't-do-another-thing-you'll-ruin-it!  To end any more second guessing, I'm putting it in an envelope and sealing it with extra tape.

This was an interesting challenge. The three questions were simple enough on the first read through...
1. The Artistic Ingredient: If your artwork could talk, what would it say?
2. Passion in Action: Who has had the most impact on your creative life?
3. Secrets Revealed: What is one thing you have never shared with the creative community?
It was a matter of picking one, writing the answer on 5"x5" artwork, and popping it in the mail.
But the words for the answer to my chosen question kept eluding me. After pondering the question a few hours, I finally nailed down what I would have my artwork say... That whatever I do in word or deed, I do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God by him.  
Then things got personal... Is that true in all areas of my life? The grumpy times... really?... "in the name of the Lord Jesus"? The impatient, negative, critical moments? *sigh* There's some work to do.
In the meantime, my project goes in the mailbox tomorrow. Thanks to Seth Apter for the head, hands and heart exercise.
And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks unto God and the Father by him. Colossians 3:17

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

I pick Question 1

I'm working on an art challenge found here. It's a simple challenge with just a few rules.

So, why is my workroom table piled high with snippings, paintbrushes, tools, and glue?

And, why is my living table cluttered with pens, scribble-filled scraps, books?

Is it possible I'm overthinking this?

The goal is  - in the mail by Thursday. Then begins the cleanup.

I will praise thee with my whole heart; I will show forth all thy marvelous works. Psalm 9:1