"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.

8.07.2011

talented daughter



This was painted by my beautiful talented daughter.  I am blown away by her raw talent. She is going into her second year of college, and has declared "art" as her major.  I cannot wait to see the body of work that comes from her.  She has painted a few other wonderful paintings while home for the summer.  I'll post them later.  She goes back in a few weeks.. I will miss her terribly.  

In a few short weeks I will begin teaching a visual journaling class at a local art studio, and visual journaling workshops at my church will resume next month. Also, next month our church is also having a woman's retreat where we will be using visual journaling to process our time with God.  Will you pray with me for the women that will be attending the workshops and retreat? Specifically for open minds and hearts to the process. That God will meet them where they are, and that they will have ears to hear. Me included.  

Grace and peace


11 comments:

Nancy said...

Mar, your sweet baby is so talented......just like her Mom....Her work is powerful and soulful...very deep and emotional....I expect big things from this gal......

I know you are going to miss her when she goes back to school...but I can't wait to see all the art she's going to paint this year...

Have fun at the beach and take lots of pictures..

Love you friend,
Nancy

laurel said...

Very soulful piece. I love the eyes.

What art studio are you teaching at?

Anonymous said...

Your daughter is a very gifted lady, just like her dear mom, blessings to you both. This is Denise-shortybear

rachel awes said...

your daughter's piece is AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!
it is so intuitive/brilliant/pure/powerful!
WOW. xoxo

Connie Lou said...

I can feel the freedom to create that her mom instilled in her....beautiful!

Oh Mary, I would consider it a privilege to pray for the women who will be journaling with you and more specifically with HIM! I love to intercede!

Take care!

Connie

Janette@Janette's Sage said...

Oh how awesome to watch your daughter...and what a gift to be able to teach your classes and yes, that God will meet them where they are and all will hear His voice.

Thanks for the comment on my post...before I got back in and edited...oh my, I can't write. It truly was a humbling moment...I think the impact with stay with me for years.

Bevie said...

Megan continues to blow me away with her awesome art. This is amazing, pls tell her I miss her!!! Sis, I'm so proud of you and your continued willingness to do God's work. ((hugs)) I love you so!!! Bevie

Ophelia said...

WOW!!! Its really amazing!!! Best wishes to her....she is definintely on her way!!

Bren said...

Congrats Meg on making art a major, looking forward to seeing your talent develop and grow, hope you will share it with us as you go.
And Mar you are just branching out all over the place! Sounds like a busy time arting.
Blessings all way round!

Terri Morse said...

Hi Mary! Your daughter's painting is striking and emotional. It speaks volumes that words never could. She has a wonderful career ahead of her. You must be so happy for her. I hope your visual journaling classes go well. I'm doing quite a bit of visual journaling regarding my spiritual life right now, and it's proving to be quite illuminating. Have a wonderful week. Hugs, Terri

S. Etole said...

What a heart-striking piece.