Through the Haze . . .
"Romance is the glamour which turns the dust of everyday life into a golden haze." Elinor Glyn
Life can be filled with times of "haze". This particular canvas started out with a haze. I will be sharing progression on it for the next few posts... but it is not done as of this journal. For the artist that is reading... this is oil using walnut oil with it to blend the subtle colors together. So soft and so not my normal palette.
I have been contemplating the current changes just in my life as it happens, journeying into the life of a grandmother to four little ones and a twenty year old... and the importance of family. On the other side is the creative part of my life, the gifts from God. I have been playing the piano more and surprised my fingers remember much more than my brain! I will be picking up the guitar more and writing more. Did you know I have been working on several books? I have almost two novels complete, but I really need to go over and do rewrites on them. They were started back in 2001. Times changed and our life changed... and they were put aside in 2007 as my art became the lead gift.
I would LOVE to know more about your stories... what gifts you have, what fears you have, what makes you laugh and what do you look forward to in life? We all have times of HAZE... moments that we are unclear of direction. Terry and I have been reading the entire Bible together cover to cover this year. One of the outside readings we do pointed out God does not always just 'speak to us' in the moment we ask for guidance on something. It is always important to press on with life and other prayers and know with confidence He will answer you. This will assuredly happen when you are totally busy and fully concentrating on something else in life... and then the LIGHT goes on and you know what He wants you to do.
I had to start my blog over. The RSS feed was not working correctly the past few weeks. So I was not even blogging as I spent hours trying to go back and forth between my hosting company and my RSS company. It became clear that I had to start with a clean slate. WOW...think about that one. Clean slate. I think I can love it!
"For I know the plans I have for you, " declares the Lord, "Plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11