My husband, Paul, is a plein air artist.  He paints most everything outdoors.  Once he asked permission to paint a barn and the caretaker of the building said he would need to speak to the owner, since he had no idea what color the barn should be painted.  Since then he tries to communicate his mission with more clarity.

These four paintings are the result of a painting retreat he went on about five years ago.  Each artist was given subject matter  for the day.  They were to do one painting a day – of  sky – the next day water – the next day trees and on the final day they could choose their own subject.  R he challenge was to paint their interpretations on window shades.  At the end of the day, they would gather and discuss art and other things.

One of his fellow artists noted that Paul painted with such speed and flair.  He said that my husband’s paint brush worked faster than his mind.  I suppose this comes from his many years in the advertising business.  He would have to come up with concepts to present on the spot with his clients.  I call him the idea man, because he’s able to visualize things with such great clarity and then bring them to life through his art.

One of these paintings made its way into the home of a fellow artist.  The rest are rolled up and ready to go at a moments notice. Like most of the art we create, it never sees the light of day.  I find this to be true with my writing as well.  We create because it’s born in us to do so.  We all have ways of expressing ourselves and hopefully those thoughts come through in our daily lives.  Like all of the arts, it’s more about the process than the finished product.  We continue to make art, because we must.

About atimetoshare.me

As I reach the end of my years, I find I have a lot of good information stored up in this old decrepit mind of mine. If I don't write it all down, it may vanish and no one will have the advantage of my thoughts. This is why this blog exists. I love the Lord, Jesus with all my heart and soul. I know I'm undeserving of all He's done for me, but I also know that His love is beyond my comprehension. I've always wanted to write. I never kept diaries, but tucked my thoughts in my head for future reference. I use them now in creating stories, plays, poetry and my blog. I continue to learn every day. I believe the compilation of our time spent with God will have huge affect on the way we live. I know I'm a sinner and I need a Savior. I have One through Jesus, Christ. My book, "Stages - a memoir," is about the seven stages of life from the perspective of a woman. It addresses all the things girls and women go through in life as they travel it with Jesus, and it is available on Amazon.com.
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