Monday, June 29, 2009

Day 29 of 100

Well, I'm home. At the moment I am deeply grateful that the present pattern of my days allows me a gentle and grace-filled re-entry. The two weeks away were intense and beyond my current ability to capture how wonderful and affirming they truly were. Hopefully as the days unfold I will be able to find words. Then again, perhaps the effects of that time away will simply manifest it in the moments of each day.

I did manage to paint my 100 in 100 every day except one. Still not sure how I'll post them all, but something will work.

Today's piece was painted fairly early in the day, as I'd begun unpacking and reconnecting with responsibilities here at home. It didn't surprise me that ocean colors insisted on dominating the page.

I like the gentle but sure swoops of colors.

And I like the crosses.
The second half of my time away was spent in very deep and demanding Bible study. Giving each of "my" moments to God--surrendering my will to His--figures largely in my thoughts right now. That yielding has been a mainstay of my last 5 years since I've been alone.
But a fresh and new joy accompanies the letting go.


Anonymous said...

I'm so happy you are back!! Your painting is very beautiful!

Lauren said...

Welcome home friend!!! You've been missed! Can't wait to hear more about your trip. In the meantime I'm LOVING that picture. Gorgeous colors!

Good to have you back!