Friday, April 25, 2014

A Huge THANK YOU! and the Power of Prayer.

The night before last I did something I rarely do.
I put out a prayer request on Facebook asking to be lifted up in prayer to help me make a decision on my hip surgery.
Never in a million years did I think I would get the kind of responses that I've gotten.
So many people responded and I just want to say "thank you" from the bottom of my heart.
I feel so loved, so cared for, so believed in.
That is what the power of prayer will do for you.


The residual effects of the Power of Prayer.

Now, for months, really, I guess since my hip started hurting, maybe three months ago, I started just absolutely hating my artwork.
Others didn't hate it, (at least they were nice enough not to tell me:), but, I was bored with the color pallet I was using, the subject matter had gotten stagnant,  I was so struggling y'all.
And let me tell you.  If you ever want to frustrate someone, find a creative person who is experiencing a creative block and try to make them be creative.  As easy as it can be for creative people to create, it is equally unbelievably difficult when they are in a "funk".
It's horrible.
So, that's where I've been lately.
Well, I think part of it has been worry about the pain I've been experiencing.
Part is worry about a friend I've been helping through a painful issue.
Part is the fact that I need to clean out my studio space and give it a happier, more fresh look.
And part is just that I've been so busy with Callen's wedding.

Just a lot of things.

So, I told "W" on Wednesday night that I had to get up and paint ALLDAYLONG on Thursday.
My plan was to go to my studio and kick it in.
I have my largest art show of the year next week and I need so, so many more pieces of art.
So, when I got to my studio at 8:00 I decided to research some colors.
A look literally just appeared in my head.
I started painting and couldn't stop!
I realized that
my colors had been all wrong (for me)
I wasn't painting what I love, you know,
what made ME happy!
which in turn was appearing in my work.

I truly believe that those prayers freed me

I felt the love that others had for me through those prayers.

My worries were laid to rest.
I was free to create what really made ME happy!!!
What a wonderful feeling!

So, I am just so excited to present a new series that I am doing!

"Breaking Free"

I am just love, love, loving this new, free, slightly abstract, colorful look!!!

 "Breaking Through"
30 x 30 Mixed media on gallery wrapped canvas

A Dyptich
Total size 16 x 32
Mixed media on gallery wrapped canvas

"Through the Vines"
24 x 36
Mixed media on gallery wrapped canvas

I cannot wait to see where this new series takes me!!!

I want to thank all of my friends out there, through my blog, Facebook, or just my friends who have prayed over me.
I am almost 100% sure that I'm going to have Hip Replacement and will make a decision this weekend.
I just find it so amazing that when you ask for prayers for a certain thing, wonderful gifts that you never thought would happen do!

THANK YOU for helping set me free!

have a beautiful day y'all!

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