"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.

12.30.2010

endurance


endurance


I am working on a new painting.  I have to tell you it seems so long since I have painted one, and I felt stuck.
I have begun several only to cover them up. Painting is not coming easy for me. Which is rather interesting as I think about it. You see, I have been thinking about my "word" for the year. At the beginning of 2010 I chose abide as my word which prompted my Monday abide posts.  The word endurance keeps coming to me. I have not settled on it, but I am sure leaning towards it. I will continue to ask God these last few days if this is the word He has for me.

The yellow looks more orange here, I used Naples Yellow Hue, but it is overcast today.  

24 comments:

rachel awes said...

i love this new painting of yours!!
may endurance be your friend as you see it, & your beautiful being, through.
happy new years. xox

Dezinaworld said...

Hi Mary, the New painting is lovely and I do know and understand what its like to be stuck... i am going through a simiiar phase just now.
I also came to say thank you for your wonderful comment about my mum and Alzheimers desease on my blog. Your words were lovely and meant a lot to me. Mam is doing well and really adored my scrapbook. She is mostly forgetful and isnt too bad at the moment and i just thank God that we still have some wonderful time together
I would like to wish you a wonderful New Year and may it be full of peace,love,health,happiness and warmth
hugs June x

Just Be Real said...

Mary very nice. Blessings and happy new year.

PaperPumpkin said...

This is magical to me, Mary. I really really love it. Your work is so beautiful. I always imagine God smiling when you use your Gifts like this, and then share them. Thank you! ~Kath

jgr said...

Beautiful painting Mary!! Happy New Year to you!

Pretty Things said...

Endurance is a GREAT word.

Janette@Janette's Sage said...

Endurance...that sums up my 2010...your painting is just beautiful, your words always inspiring...blessings on 2011!!!!

Poetic Artist said...

Mary,
I love your painting. Endurance is that your word for the new year? We shall see..lol..
Blessings and wisdom from God's word to your heart for the new year.
Love and Hugs,
Katelen

Dena E's Blog said...

Mary, Mary Mary ,,,i must tell you that each time you surprise me with a visit, I am truly Blessed and Inspired... And you Sweet lady are a Precious Sister to me in Christ...LOVE your post and, its such a JOY to my heart that God has blessed me with such special lady, YOU,to visit my blogs...May God continue to bless you in this New Year as you call on Him~~~LOVE and Hugs Dena
PS::: Have I mentioned yet that your new pic is GREAT!!!

Buffy said...

Mary,what a beautiful painting,I love the colors and the yellow doesnt look orange at all to me. I like that word "Endurance" can't wait to see where you go with it if you chose it. Have a wonderful new year.

thekathrynwheel said...

I always love to see your paintings Mary - beautiful :-)
Happy new year to you and your family. Hope that 2011 brings you much joy :-)

Ophelia said...

Such an awesome painting Mary! I love your work! Wishing you the best that 2011 has to offer!

Nancy said...

Hey Mar.......I love your painting and it will be interesting to see if you stick with the word Endurance.....I have been praying about my word as well and waiting to finalize it.......

Endurance is a strong word to me and that's exactly how I see you...Strong in the Lord...

Hugs and blessings my sweet friend

Jennifer Richardson said...

Oh this painting!
It really speaks to something inside of me,
Mary!
Endurance.
That's a dangerous one.
Risky.
Seems to fit.
I wish you a shiny new year
pulsing with joyful energy:)
Love and smooches,
Jennifer

WINDOWLAD said...

Dear Mary,

I like your painting... it's beautiful.... i wish you and yours all the best luck in this year of the rabbit... Happy New Year!!!;)

God Bless!!!;)

~Kelvin

Bren said...

I'm right there with you Mar, very stuck myself, colour giving me a hard time and I've covered over plenty in this past month or two. Getting unstuck, figuring out what's got us snagged,well, endurance sure seems to fit.
Love what you're doing here, love your spirit!

Poetic Artist said...

Is it just me but I can not get to your post after this..I click on and it says you are not there..LOL..
Hugs and love,
Katelen

Mary said...

hey katelen, yeah I took it off...i am stuck and was not ready to share it yet. still stuck, but working...then re-working.....

Connie Lou said...

I love it, thanks for being so candid about being stuck! That encourages me. I need to seek the Lord on a "word" or a value that will be my guide through this next year...thanks for reminding me! Blessings, Connie

SaraLynn said...

I love this! The bold colors and composition look great, and the textures adds so much feeling to this!

littleglimpses said...

so lovely!!!

Debbie said...

beautiful colors and i like your new word for the year!

lori vliegen said...

i think this looks like a fabulous new beginning......just like the new year! i can't wait to see it evolve into another one of your beautiful pieces of art!! keep painting over it until it speaks to you......gotta love that gesso!!!
happy new 2011, dear mary!! xox, :))

The Charm House said...

As always, I love your painting... Thinking about the word endurance...I need this.
Love you,
Yvette