Collaboration!

Evan and I are starting to collaborate and I’m so excited about it!

Here is a sneak preview of the figure I just started for our collaborative mixed media sculptural painting:

Vitruvian Man redeaux

Vitruvian Man redeaux

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HOPE

It’s a new year, and I have to admit that life feels different in a very good way.   2012 was a hard year for many, and Evan and I were not exempt from that.  But something new seems to be dawning, a weight has lifted with the closing of 2012, and the arrival of 2013.  I am excited for new beginnings, new adventures!  There is a palpable sense of hope in my life right now, something different from anything I’ve ever felt.

Hope can be a difficult word for some of us.  In my own spiritual walk, it’s taken me a long time to understand and experience what hope really means.  It used to be a word I was afraid of, a word that I didn’t know how to feel or experience.  But this fear mostly had to do with the fear of being let down, hurt, disappointed.  But now I’m beginning to understand how hope has more to do with trusting God in all circumstances, than with wishing for things to be a certain way.   And as my false definitions of hope melt away, it has made room for the real hope to emerge and take root.   As I come to know and experience that God is so loving, so good, so trustworthy, I am beginning to see the fruits of trusting in His love and goodness.

“Hope does not disappoint us, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit that has been given to us” (Romans 5:5).

I have confident expectation that God is a loving parent, and wise creator who knows what is best for me and is using every circumstance good and bad, to refine me and draw me closer to Him and closer to freedom.  And that is my hope.

Salt and Light Series

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