By wind and rain
Nature leaves messages
For those who take the time
Delights the eye
Was it real
Or just seen
By Van Gogh’s
I have always admired “The Starry Sky” painting by Van Gogh and the interesting history behind it.
Therefore, when I was given the opportunity to try to paint it as a gift for my grand-daughter, I jumped at the chance,however as a beginner in art, and a newby with acrylics, I was challenged indeed!
However, as Van Gogh said: “If you hear a voice within you say ‘you cannot paint,’ then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced.” So I gave it a try!
The result was of course no where near as beautiful as Van Gogh’s but I had fun trying and my grand-daughter loved it!
Click the link below to read the story behind Van Gogh’s “Starry Night” painting.
Searching for that happy medium
Where time and creativity meet
To reside on peaceful plain.
Interruptions not allowed.
Rabbit trails off limits.
A place where thoughts
What calls for your attention
In the dark and dreary night,
Or in morning’s light of day?
What is it that reaches forth
To capture your attention
On an ordinary day?
Grasp it, and record its birth
Within your mind, hands and heart.
Detail it in an artform
To share with all the world.
“Art is born in attention. Its midwife is detail.”
~Julia Cameron, American artist, author and teacher
I Create Daily Art Challenge Day 2:
Prompt: What does attention reveal
I may seem
Yet if you will stop
To take a closer look
You may be quite surprised
You’ll see I that am a unique
Creation of God’s workmanship even though
At first glance I may seem ordinary.
Just as these beautiful metal horse sculptures pictured above are unique creations of art, created by Dixie Jewett of Dayton,OR thru her love of horses and her skill in welding, so are we all works of art, created and designed by God.
Each of us are unique. Masterpieces of our Creator who formed us in love, to reflect and shine His workmanship to the world around us.
Ephesians 2:10 Amplified Bible (AMP)
For we are His workmanship [His own master work, a work of art], created in Christ Jesus [reborn from above—spiritually transformed, renewed, ready to be used] for good works, which God prepared [for us] beforehand [taking paths which He set], so that we would walk in them [living the good life which He prearranged and made ready for us].
Ready and Waiting
Yet, the chair sits empty
The Art Studio
This year I took up learning to draw and started with a draw-a-day challenge on Instagram. I really enjoyed it and learned a lot and was getting better day by day(I thought) but I wanted a dedicated space to draw and paint where I could leave my supplies out and handy. ( I had been using my dining room table and shuffling supplies back and forth which was inconvenient. So, I was able to turn a spare bedroom into my Art Studio and I was so happy and excited! But since that time life happenings have somehow kept me away from having time to draw, hence the poem…. I do hope to get back at it soon though 😊