Monday, June 3, 2024

Latest Artwork, Inspiring Verses and a New Journal

As promised in the last post, I am focusing for awhile on a detailed, realistic art style, as opposed to the loose style from the previous post. I like both styles, but there is a part of my “being” that kind of prefers detailed realism, although it is honestly much more difficult (i.e., challenging). I will probably go back and forth between the two styles, because I also like variety.

Following tutorials by Anna Mason (Nature Studio), in the last few weeks, I painted these three pieces:

Aside from my artwork, I would like to share a couple of verses that are among my favorites and happen to be verses that our pastor (my grandson Conner) recently led our congregation through, in our corporate prayer time. (As I recently confessed, I am drawn to verses that have to do with generations of believers…also, the Chris Tomlin song “Holy Forever” practically has me on my knees from the first line: “A thousand generations falling down in worship….To sing the song of ages to the Lamb…” Oh my…)

“Even when I am old and gray, do not forsake me, O God, till I declare your power to the next generation, your might to all who are to come.” - Psalm 71:18

“But from everlasting to everlasting the Lord’s love is with those who fear him, and his righteousness with their children’s children—with those who keep his covenant and remember to obey his precepts.” - Psalm 103:17-18

And speaking of grandchildren, mine are all special, of course. My wonderful granddaughter Tory just blessed me with a new Prayer Journal for my birthday. She is such an inspiration to me. According to the foreword, the “Pour Out Your Heart” Prayer Journal is meant to be “a tool to help develop a lifelong pattern of gospel-centered, Scripture-based prayer…It is not something you will complete in a week or even a year. But over time, this little book will grow into a valuable treasure, a safe place to pour out your heart before the Lord, and an ever-deepening reminder of his promises and faithfulness…” I started working in the prayer journal today.

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