Archive for November, 2011

Gratefulness

Posted in Journey of Art and living on November 23, 2011 by lori landis art

Dancing with JoyWhen I look back on my early years as a child,  I am grateful that I don’t have to carry bitterness or unforgiveness.  I’m free of all that.  Whew!!!! Why carry all that muck around for years and years?  Even though my parents weren’t Christian, I had a picture of Christ on my wall knocking at a door. I must have become a Christian then because that picture gave me hope and peace and most of all comfort.  I also had the comfort of Psalm 23,  “Though I walk through the shadow of death I will fear no evil for You are with me” .  For a child that helped me through so much. I have learned forgiveness so I don’t have to carry any burdens especially to forgiving myself.  Life is such a joy for me right now even through some health issues for my husband and hurting for my son and grandchildren.  The thing is I can be filled with gratefulness and joy each day if I choose to be that way.  What a burden that has been lifted off my shoulders!!

Being Touchy or Touching Lives

Posted in Journey of Art and living on November 8, 2011 by lori landis art

Greek 81 40x30 $2700

A couple of weeks ago, I could have been touchy when some people came into my studio/gallery and made fun and mocked my abstract art. I became an abstract artist when physically  I couldn’t do work on an easel anymore.  Without perspective of upright canvas and landscape work I moved to painting flat on a high table. That is when I discovered my heartfelt work of doing abstract.  I feel so joyful when doing my art.  That is why it was such a shock when these people came in and were so insulting.  At first, I started to be defensive, a natural response.  But then I realized  when I looked at the painting of mine about God and the Trinity (at the right in Greek 81 is God) that I needed to turn the other cheek.  I needed to show them what my art was all about to me. Maybe they got it or not. They did quiet down some.  But I did expose them to something about peace and joy and love.  I don’t

have to be touchy but I do have to touch lives.

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