Thursday, September 30, 2010
At one point, as many painters experience, my right shoulder was feeling as though it were on fire and my attitude wasn't quite as joyful as one would hope during such a project. At the time I was also text/chatting with a friend and told her this. She replied, "That's not good. Everyone should enjoy Jesus" in a teasing kind of manner. You know, once she said that I realized how frankly sucky my thought process had been and immediately turned my attitude into one of praise and worship.
This morning during my devotions in Zechariah I was reminded of the WHY we should do the things we do, whether it be work, art, music, blogging, eating or drinking. What is the WHY I do things? Verses 6-8 of chapter 7 say this in The Message Bible;
"God-of-the-Angel-Armies gave me this Message for them, for all the people and for the priests: "When you held days of fasting every fifth and seventh month all these seventy years, were you doing it for Me? And when you held feasts, was that for Me? Hardly. You're interested in religion, I'm interested in people."
God is interested in people. In relationship. Relationship with you and me. He wants us to enjoy Him and to encourage others to know Him that they may also enjoy Him. That's the WHY. He's the WHY. I hope you make time to enjoy Jesus today. :)
Wednesday, September 8, 2010
We spent a few days in Joseph, Oregon, this week. In Joseph one can find a wonderful gallery, "Kelly's Gallery on Main," with incredibly lovely artwork that makes me drool with artist envy. By *truly* the grace of God (and Kelly) much of my pottery is for sale there. The above plate is one such piece.
I have several projects to keep me creating the next few weeks, and some exciting new ideas for pottery for Kelly's. Wish me luck and I'll post pictures as the projects come to fruition. In the mean time- I'm getting back to my sketching journal.