It's been a great couple of weeks of productivity. I've just been diving in and enjoying the waters of life, art, and all the little suprises in between. It's strange how things evolve sometimes, and you find yourself somewhere different then you expected, but oh so glad you wandered off the beaten path.My life is no more on solid ground than it was a few months ago. But the fear is gone. Maybe the secret to not having solid ground beneath you is finally sprouting those wings ;)
12x16 Abstract & Charcoal on Gallery Canvas
I didn't even realize when I began posting this what the message would be. Ironically, my most recent painting is of Mary. I usually draw her looking older, but as I worked, this younger face emerged. And as I reflected on it later, I can see that there is a bit of the weight of the world on her shoulders, and a hint of sorrow in her eyes. She couldn't have known what was down the road, but she loved with all her heart. And in the end, before He died, Jesus' heart could not expire until He made sure she was taken care of. His sacrifice was to save us all... the greatest love in all the world. Yet, He could not forget the one who had given everything for Him... His mom.
This painting already has a new home, and I know that home is blessed with a wonderful mom of it's own. I hope she finds strength and encouragement when she looks at it, and remembers the ultimate love of a mother and son.