"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.


serendipity...or not...

it's still rainy and overcast here, but i think i got a better shot of this.

oh, and look at all the acorns that dropped this year...a lot of them have been disposed of...this is the rest.

imagine these hitting a tin roof or getting hit in the head walking to the car... :)

back to the painting...

when i was working on this i did not really have a story in mind.  however, as i added certain stencils they did have meaning for me.

little bits, but not seeing it as a whole till i was finished.

if you look closely there is a background outline of a person...a very primitive one

this was not meant to be a specific person, actually it was a failed attempt to do something

i did not like it, that's when i began to stencil

here is what i see

a hand pointing to Jesus
arrows pointing upward
hand prints of God
peace sign...there is only real peace in Jesus
men running
even some drips running down the body

stop running
look up
real peace is offered
real life is offered
real love covers our mess
our debt has been canceled

oh how i love when this happens


Jen @Sadie Inspired said...

Beautiful Mary! I love all the colors and all the sweet meaning you see in it. I LOVE the 2 blue hand prints. They look like hands raised in worship to me. :) Have a wonderful weekend!

Cindy said...

I love this! The journey is so interesting, with the Holy Spirit guiding...seems HE had something in mind! I believe this piece will appeal universally - are those your hands? As Jen said, raised in worship?

Mary said...

the hands are a great stencil
from a group of "street art" stencils...forget who made them.

Jo Reimer said...

It's so interesting to see God communicating with us through our work. That happens to me occasionally, too, and thrills my soul. This piece of yours makes me happy to look at it. Stencils are my friend.

Bren said...

This just makes the painting even more special, it has it's own story to tell

Paint Girl Productions said...

I relly enjoy this piece, there is a primitive yet very modern story telling going on. I always like looking at art and making my own story with it so this one is right up my alley!

Nancy said...

I love looking at your work but I love hearing the story behind it as well....It gives it so much more meaning to know what you see in it as you reflect...I believe with all my heart that what is in the heart will come out in our art but often we know the story until it is finished.....

Have a great weekend sweet friend,,,

Love you,

Jennifer Richardson said...

Love it, love it:)
altogether beautiful story.

Debbie said...

awesome painting and message Mary!

Bevie said...

Hi Mar, I know this was posted some time ago...but I'm just now seeing it...and have to tell ya sis it's beautiful...so full of meanings..(((hugs)))

Jill said...

This is such a cool painting, very street artist, love the layers!

laurel said...

So very awesome. The one that jumped out for me first was stop running. The whole thing has wonderful meaning.