"Once we clearly acknowledge the soul, we can learn to hear it's cries. - Dallas Willard, Renovation Of The Heart."

It takes courage to pursue our dreams. It takes time and patience to unearth buried treasure. But I believe with all my heart that we must do both.


Nestled In Love

Well, when I set out the paint this the other day, the background became something else. It became the one with all the drips on - you know the pretty one!! :) While working on it I messed it up, so I thought I would just go back to my original idea.
So much for the pretty canvas - but such is the process of painting, sometimes as in life it requires detours. I will do another "spill it" later. Anyway, I am really pleased with how this came out. It is 30X40, and it has more texture than it looks here. I can never get an accurate photo of my work. Oh, you can click on the painting and get a better view of the texture.

When I looked up the word nestled, I also found these - close, snug, cuddle, snuggle, sheltered. Words that should speak of home. That do speak of home in Jesus to me.



The Charm House said...

Mary, I love it!!!!! I am giving up Vintage Village so that I can start painting again! It takes up way to much time!
Love you,

Bren said...

This makes me smile. Really appreciated being able to see the larger version and take in all the nuances of brush stokes, textures and layers. I love the forgiving nature of this kind of art medium, nothing is beyond redemption :-)

Mar said...

a happy uplifting painting...so it was meant to become this
and not that...
your spill it background was pretty too!
my camera doesn't ever pick up the textures either...and i have a "good" one
i wonder what i might do wrong to pick up all of the areas everyone else seems to get

lori vliegen said...

everything about it is perfect.....i absolutely LOVE it, mary!! :))

Sandy Poppins said...

Hiya Mary!
Your paintings have a lot of life in them! I love this - I did enlarge it to have a look at the texture as you suggested, its gorgeous, makes you want to reach out and touch....

Mollye said...

Hi Mary Just stopping by to say hello. As usual your paintings are so MARY. I could tell who did them without knowing because they all take on your optimistic personality. Hugs, Mollye

Dena E's Blog said...

I just love this newest one it is very bright and cheery,is it the one you were starting the other day you mentioned??
Hugs Mary~~~
PS: Its too quiet at CBF

laurel said...

Love it! It's so exuberant and happy.