Sunday, June 9, 2013

Day 30- God's artwork

Well, I've learned something from my 30 day challenge.  I am not an everyday blogger!  It's taken me 40 days to do a 30 day challenge!  I've also learned there is much more of God's amazing beauty around me than I was able to photograph.

I thought last night's sunset was a fitting end to my challenge.  It is not, however, an end to my appreciation for the art that God surrounds us with every day.  If you don't have the time to stop and appreciate His artwork, you need to change your schedule!
Have a Blessed Sunday!

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Only 200 days until Christmas!

That's right! It's only 200 days until Christmas, and I'm in Santa Claus gear!  I'm so glad to find the umph to sculpt again.  I have contemplated sculpting other things, but Christmas time at Sherry's Cabin has rolled around, and I am so glad!  
I started to work on a prim Belsnickel candy container, and the cheer is in the air!  


Check back to see this WIP.  Santa's head is done , but he wouldn't pose for a pic with a bare chin!


In the last few years, I've run across a specific type of doodling several times.  It's called Zentangles.  It is a very delicately woven tangle of doodles that is quite striking when done.  However, the whole idea behind the art form is intrinsically wrong, in my opinion.  Supposedly, you are supposed to meditate on yourself - get in the zone of selfness...bah...every time I go to thinking about myself, I get into a mess!

Psalm 1:2 says,

 "But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law does he meditate day and night."
Psalm 119:9-16 says,

 "How can a young man cleanse his way?
By taking heed according to Your word.
10 With my whole heart I have sought You;
Oh, let me not wander from Your commandments!
11 Your word I have hidden in my heart,
That I might not sin against You.
12 Blessed are You, O Lord!
Teach me Your statutes.
13 With my lips I have declared
All the judgments of Your mouth.
14 I have rejoiced in the way of Your testimonies,
As much as in all riches.
15 I will meditate on Your precepts,
And contemplate Your ways.
16 I will delight myself in Your statutes;
I will not forget Your word."
So, here's my version:


While doodling this, I focused my thoughts on those that need prayer, on God's Word, on His promises.  It is, in fact, a very focused form of art, and it is a shame that Zentangle creators are teaching folks to focus on the wrong thing.  If you're a doodler, try a PrayerTangle.  It is very calming, and your focus will be where it needs to be!


Wednesday, June 5, 2013

God's Beauty Day 29

Lord, thank You for the rain!

Pretty N Pink

Well, in researching comic info, I found that many comic artists draw and color in computer/iPad programs.  Since I didn't have enough to do...ha....I thought I'd give it a try.  It took me six times as long to draw and color this pink bombshell than it would have with pencil and acrylic paints.  :(. She didn't turn out nearly as good, either!  The colors I see on the program don't transfer to the jpeg monitor picture I see...again :(....the shading doesn't show correctly at all.  That being said, here is Pretty N Pink - drawn and painted entirely with my finger on the iPad.  

Will this be my new medium in the future.  Absolutely NOT!  However, I can say I've tried it!  For those of you that are thinking drawing on you iPad is easypeasy - go ahead and give it a try!

Sunday, June 2, 2013

God's Artwork Day 26

My photo this evening is a color-not the object.  Take a moment to stare into her eyes.  I only wish I could mix those colors with my paint brush.