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


Nancy said...

I love it.....not one thing more is needed...perfect.....


It looks great! I've been meaning to create a piece for Seth too, but have had so many other distractions. (Thanks for visiting my blog :)

amanda said...

I love the swirl. Very cool.

Tammy said...

Neat art challenge! Love the questions....that added an extra sprinkling of "Barb" to your masterpiece. Cool! :D