"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.

2.08.2011

finished??


this ended up being a huge journal page


I wonder, is this the first painting for the new studio, a place
for women to come and explore their hearts, to learn that
yes, they are creative...every single on of them...
every single one of you

I wrote portions of a song written by Mark Tedder
It Takes Faith

It takes faith, to know that I'm forgiven
It takes faith, to see beyond reason
It takes faith, faith to move the mountains in our lives

It takes hope, hope to see tomorrow
It takes hope to see beyond the sorrow
It takes hope, to wait for the answer

It takes love, love to love your neighbor
It takes love, that never surrenders
It takes love, to finish what you've started in us...

27 comments:

Joji said...

All I have to say is magnificent....Ok, I lied. Thats not all. I love what you do spiritualy and arty.

katie purcell said...

Oh my! This is my favorite. Wish I could have been there watching the fun as He was filling your heart as you poured out the paints.
SO FUN.
Blessings today

Martha Lever said...

Oh Mar, I think that this is a favorite one! I love them all but this one is really special!!! Of course you will paint one tomorrow and it will be my favorite, but for today, this is my favorite. LOVE IT!!!!!

Artistic Accents by Darla said...

Hi Mary!
I LOVE the artwork and the song lyrics are PERFECT!! Thanks for today's inspiration!!

Bren said...

Vibrant and alive! It's kind of like a foretelling of what's to come for your new 'barn' studio, what a great dream.

mystele said...

mary, this is phenomenal. ♥

Lesley said...

This is very beautiful. Just found your blog and love your art.
Lesley

S. Etole said...

such life-filled colors ...

Janet said...

What can I say except....WOW!!!

Jo Reimer said...

Yes. Absolutely. This is a JOURNAL page. You are inspiring.

Bev said...

wowza, this is gorgeous! it reminds me of tie-dye!
love how you paint with such freedom, it comes across in your work.
god is so good...
xo

Sandra Hall said...

Absolutely gorgeous Mary! Fantastic colours and the words to the song are wonderful :)x

Lisa D. said...

Beautiful Mary : )

Susan said...

Really beautiful, Mary! One of your best!

jgr said...

Mary - you have outdone yourself with this one!! Oh I love it!

Bev said...

oh fantasmagorical love it im going to make something like this for my art area its inspiring , i follow u on my google reader and love your work....

bev

leofaerie17@gmail.com

Nancy said...

Amazing Mar.....this is drop dead gorgeous......love it love it......I can just see you slinging paint and having a ball......you really outdid yourself this time.....

I can just see this in the new barn studio.......

Hugs to my very talented friend

Janette@Janette's Sage said...

Beautiful...your studio what a wonderful blessing...enjoy!

Ophelia said...

Gorgeous!!!!

Denise said...

Beyond awesome.

Toyin O. said...

What a touching and profound post, thanks for sharing:)

Jennifer Richardson said...

LOVELOVELOVELOVELOVELOVELOVELOVELOVE!!!!!!!
Wow....what a titanic burst of lifeshine!
Yes, it must grace the gathering barn:)
-Jennifer

Rebecca said...

I love what this became! It reminds me of the vibrancy you bring to our lives and I think it will be perfect in the barn :) Really awesome!

Dandelion and Daisy said...

I love your painting style, the colors and designs you use. I am doing my version of your painting, as an excercise not for sale. I will e-mail you a photo when I'm finished (if I'm reasonably happy with it, lol). You work and words inspire me!

sarah said...

I think this one is your absolute best yet. It's color....shading....layout....perfect. Just love it. and you.

rachel awes said...

i love YOUR creativity,
& YOUR heart...
so beautiful, mary!

LeeAnn@Encouragement Is Contagious said...

Oh WOW! I think this is my favorite painting that you have done ever! Something about it just makes my mind, heart and soul so joyful!!!!! Oh if I were in your class, I would love seeing that painting every week. It is filled with inspiration and hope. Beautiful...just beautiful Mary. I Love it!..and I would love to sit with you in your class and watch and learn how you make such wonderful color in your art..along with just sit and talk and talk and paint and paint with you over a cup of tea.

Really big hugs,
Lee Ann