I've been wandering down memory lane the past few days and ran across a forgotten snapshot of Jim and the kids long ago, and it inspired me to do a little drawing. Kind of a Norman Rockwell moment, don't you think?
This is the first of my small paintings; a little overworked, as usual, but it was a good excercise to get it done
in order to have an image to post today. My strategy is working, so far!
My first journal entry! I have put off starting this component of my website for a long time. I am a private person, so putting myself out in public is a bit of a stretch for me. On the other hand, I have found that I express myself much more clearly in writing than out loud, so this may actually turn out to be a good outlet for me. I have also come to realize that a little vulnerability can be beneficial, so maybe it's worth it.
I am first of all a follower of Christ. Through my many doubts, fears, and challenges He has shown Himself patiently faithful. I am also an artist who is often paralyzed by doubt and insecurity regarding my skills, prone to the mood disorders sometimes attributed to "artistic types", The Lord has walked with me through these and many other challenges, and I will give him credit as often as possible. His amazing creation is the inspiration for any creativity I can ever muster up, which is His gift to me as well.
Since I am a compulsive perfectionist, I have decided that this blog will reflect my efforts to become more flexible. The art that I post may or may not be complete; I may also post sketches, experiments, or nothing at all. I have a great fear of 'screwing it up' which stops me from attempting and/or completing many things. Bear with me as I use this forum to try to free myself from this unproductive way of thinking...
I have decided this summer to do a series of small, simple paintings for the purpose of practicing every day, taking risks, making mistakes. I have a few other works in progress, which I hope to gain the courage to finish and post in the near future as well. If you are a believer in Christ, please pray for me and keep in touch to see how He works this out in my life this summer.
Christian, wife, mother, grandmother, artist, etc. etc.