Showing posts from October, 2019

Exploring Who you are and who God says you are with acrylic pour painting.

We are taking excerpts from the book "Who God Says You Are" by Klyne Snodgrass, "A Christian Understanding of Identity." In September, we explored Interactive Journaling where we imagined what God would say to us as we come to Him when we have something on our mind, full of joy, or full of something disturbing.  You can read the 5 statements that we wrote on in the September 2019 post of Interactive Journaling. This year, in every medium that we use, we will use art to help us explore the topic of Identity ...Who are you? [Everything below are excerpts from the book above by Klyne Snodgrass.] Identity is the sum of everything that pertains to us and shapes us.  Identity is that sense of being and self-understanding that frames our actions, communicates to others who we are, and sets the agenda for our acts.  Identity drives life, and it provides the energy and motivation for all else. Who are you and what made you who you are?  More, importantly, who should

An artist day with myself in the Capital-Washington, D.C

This week I found myself with a day to myself in our Capital!  So I decided to "feed my soul" and visit some museums all by myself.  {See the series How to Feed Your Soul, #1 in this blog,  } Below are some things that caught my eye and things that I noticed  during my time without schedule or agenda.  After spending so much time with my new puppy Ike, the break was so welcome and the free time never felt so free!  First spotted the Capital, on my way to the National Gallery of Art. Inside the Gallery, a pause.... There was a special exhibit of Verocchio, one of the fathers of the Renaissance in Florence.  His students were many and went on to found their own studios and own Leonardo DaVinci, Botticelli,  and Ghirlandaio.  He was such a hands on teacher, many of his works have blurred lines where his works stops and his students begin, the sign of a self-l