My wonderful husband has endured a brief hiatus to his outdoor painting for most of the spring and summer months. Usually he would be enjoying the outdoors a least once a week and painting wonderful landscapes on the spot, but because of all the changes lately, that passion had to be put on hold.
Paul is an itinerate artist and even when he isn’t outside painting, he normally starts one work a day. I am amazed at his talent and his love for his art. This weekend he’s back at it, competing in a three day paint out with twenty some other extremely talented artists in Hudson, Wisconsin. This quaint little town is a bonanza for the artist. It’s view of the river – a landscape peppered with interesting buildings – tourist traffic – fascinating characters of all kinds.
I know he’s been experiencing the pangs of an idle paintbrush. I pray that his experience this weekend will ignite that fire again and inspire him to continue painting.
When we have to put our lives on hold for a while it can be difficult. We’ve been going through some high anxiety lately, but we’re beginning to see the light. Many changes are occurring as we downsize our home and work load. Some have been tough, but on the other hand they have become a sort of cleansing as well. To think we have another chance at spending more time together, traveling, enjoying the rest of our lives in a way that hasn’t been possible for a while.
God has our lives completely orchestrated and I know that what lies ahead is going to be awesome, because He is in it. Every chord has been intricately placed. Each note designed for perfect harmony and the completed symphony will be wonderful.