Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Artistic Endeavors

Hi everyone, most of you know that at one time I was a budding artist... well, life seemed to take over and put all my hopes and dreams on the backburner until now.

I got back into painting when my best friend of like a million years (nah, just since Senior year in highschool back in '91), Melissa was expecting her first baby. She asked me to paint a mural for the nursery.

Honestly, I was scared to death. I had not picked up a pencil, sketch pad, even a crayon in so long I thought surely a paint brush was way out of my reach! But thankfully, she had lots of faith in my ability and I had no greater desire than to give her what she wanted. So I did it! Whew, what an endeavor. I think it was a total of 12 hours in two days, but the end result was so much better than I expected. And Melissa and her husband Matt were pleased.
Noah's Ark for Riley James

Up close and personal with Noah

It's been over a year since I did that mural and I have been doodling more and trying to stay in practice, just in case someone else calls. And guess what! My sister called... She has commissioned me to do a painting for her significant other's birthday. (They refuse to use the terms "boyfriend or girlfriend"), Yeah, I think that's weird. LOL.

Anyway, I want to ask for prayers that God will renew my skills and allow me to do a satisfactory job and that my attitude during the process be pleasing to him. (I tend to get a little edgy when I am creating.) Also, I pray that this will open doors to other projects that will allow me to glorify Him in a new and exciting way.
When I finish, I will post pictures and would love your comments and criticism.

Hugs to all, enjoy your evening.

1 comment:

Amy said...

You know, you just may get some business from people in your area after showing your awesome work here! :) Such talent!! I am impressed.

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