I have been a busy brush wavin' paintin' fool.
As I've mentioned before, I had the awesome opportunity (privilege) to be an instructor at NEO Academy, a ministry school, in Niles, Ohio for a few semesters last year.
I fell in love with sharing creativity and how creative God is and how we honor Him when we too are creative. I'll never forget my short stint there and all that I learned (I really learned and was the student for real) Fell in love also with those students. So many of them mean so much to me.
I was asked to create a piece for the graduates to receive and what an honor because this group was the very first of the graduates from the program.
This was the result...
Our friend and NEO student, Tyler moved out after he graduated and I was putting his room back together (a little bitter sweet as we really enjoyed having him here)
I needed a lil something for above the bed.
I had an old chippy frame down in storage, stapled a little muslin on the back and deciding that since I was nesting a bit that this was a good subject.
Next up is a great idea from my niece, Dawn. Her son is graduating from high school and, in the middle of June, is leaving for boot camp and going into the U.S. Marine Corps.
She planned a patriotic grad party and she wanted a flag painting to use as an unusual guest book.
I had a little problem, at first, with creating an American flag knowing people would be writing on it so I asked her if she had an issue with my creating a version, not an exact replica flag.
I was thinking of how a flag, when I was in school, waved proudly on the pole and I always loved looking up at it on a sunny day and seeing the clouds in the background.
It spoke, school days and moving on with life in a patriotic pursuit.
The thought of loved ones and friends putting well wishes and signing their names on it made me happy.
Blessings Jimmy ....go get em
There's a chalkboard in my kitchen that
I write and draw on it all the time (so does my Grand girl)
This is today's moment...
Praying you have artful moments and smile a lot in whatever you do.