Ducks floating in the bay at Bandon, OR. 2019
In this ol’
Life at times
We find we’re
To stay afloat
And tread water
Our heads up
Helps us out
Us out a
Be that someone-throw out a lifeline to somebody in need.
Original painting by Leona J. Atkinson 2019
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: “
So I gave it a try! If you hear a voice within you say ‘you cannot paint,’ then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced.”
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.
Van Gogh Starry Night – The Painting and The Story
Original ATC by Leona J. Atkinson
When the King comes,
In His glory.
Will the earth rejoice?
This morning as I was creating some Christmas Artist Trading Cards for an upcoming group swap I decided to use one of the playing cards I had on hand for a background. The card I happened to choose was the King of Hearts. Immediately the chorus from the hymn “The King of Glory” popped into my head. This had to be sent by God as I have not heard nor sung this song for years.
Like falling leaves
Blessings coming down
From Father of Lights
With whom there’s no end
Too many to count
So I just say “Thank You”
Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.
James 1:17 KJV