There’s a certain beauty in the unveiling. The wind, like a sculptor, carves here and there. Which leaves shall He choose? The ones that need it first. He knows what He’s doing, to refine and to try. Don’t stop the progress.
Just like an autumn tree reveals its structure, its true character, so do I when I humble myself. I am learning to shed my tough exterior. That appearance of “I got it all together” and submit. I’m letting the Artist do His work.
To shed the excess and nourish the roots.
The beauty in unveiling.
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After many months of technical difficulties with my camera and such, I am FINALLY pleased to present this video series of Waterfall Glen. This was taken last August and will help you with your summertime watercolor sketches, dealing with that ever dreaded subject of too much “green” color. This was filmed during my MeetUp group: Chicagoland Sketchbook Hikers.
Video 1 of 5 (all videos are about 10 mins each)
Video 2 of 5
Video 3 of 5
Video 4 of 5
Video 5 of 5
Have fun and play along!
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From the parking lot I take the black trail. I increase the pace of my steps to a quick speed, anxious to place a pillow over the noise from the highway and suffocate it.
Even the quiet doesn’t greet me with open arms however, as my mind is still wrestling with struggles and concerns.
But I will not let them win. It’s a choice and I choose to fight.
I arm myself with a spot off trail, lay my jacket down, and sit amongst the weeds and dried goldenrods. I emptied my problems on the main trail. They’re not allowed here. It’s only God and myself.
I sit in the sun on the ground and close my eyes.
Everything comes to life….
The scraping of dried leaves, the screeching of distant blue jays, the tossing of my hair by the wind, and the sun – so bright – penetrating my eye lids.
No room for darkness.
No room for darkness.
And there I have it, my answer.
Stay in His light and there will be no room for darkness.
I laugh out loud.
So now that I have received a plan of attack, will I execute? It’s so easy to say the words, but will I do it?
Yes. I must.
It is a choice.
Be well friends. Enjoy Autumn while it’s still here.
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Autumn. My favorite season of all seasons. We are now experiencing Summer’s whimper and watching it lose its grip. I welcome the cool nights, the dance of the autumn leaf as it spins to the ground, and that unbelievably delicious smell that no other season can offer. Why does Autumn have to be so fleeting?!?
To welcome this threshold, a road trip was in order to Kankakee State Park. What an amazing day. The tips of the trees are just beginning to turn along the Kankakee River.
The sun was warm and nourishing my spirit as I was an admirer of nature replicating it in my sketchbook. How blessed I am to appreciate this. I do not take it for granted.
Oh go! Get out there people! Breath in the beauty while you can…while it’s there waiting for you!! Steal some moments in nature and share them with others…
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FREE. Freeeeeeeee. This artwork is FREE!!!!
Wow! I haven’t done one of these in OVER a year! I think I’m sleeping at the wheel. :-o
Anyway, I give you this artwork for encouragement and something to pass along. free artwork doing good <— save the PDF file, print it, share it.
I have a whole page of others you may be interested as well right here.
Sometimes going the extra mile for someone wears you out. You might not get anything in return. You might think, what’s the point because you feel unappreciated. But keep up the good fight! Never stop. You always can’t see what goes on behind the scenes, but your good works never go unnoticed.
Sometimes people blame God for good things not happening. But in reality we are God’s instruments. We are His hands. We are the ones roaming around with people in need all over the place.
I am in the process of reading Irresistible Revolution: Living as an Ordinary Radical, by Shane Claiborne for the 2nd time. It is an awesome, awesome book and Shane is a funny guy. To sum it up, what it means to really live the “Kingdom of God” is to help others and meet their needs. That’s what we are called to do here on this tumultuous planet. :)
So go out and do good, expecting nothing in return. Keep going and don’t give up. You will be taken care of, for you are loved.
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