The water in this photo is running so fast that it blurs. It almost looks like a painting. Did you ever see a picture hanging somewhere that caught your eye? You go a little closer and wonder is that a painting or a photo? There are some excellent artists here locally in Maple Ridge. Our little art shop in the mall, features many of our local talent. I have never bought anything there as its pricey and I dont have any more room for pictures. But I like to go in there and browse. They sell both paintings and photographs. I have often dreamed of how nice it would be to be able to make a living at what you love to do for fun. Its not all fun though. Once the art is done, it needs mounting, framing or wrapping . You need to have a venue willing to flog your wares. Some of the best work I have seen is at market stalls, where your neighbour might be selling hemp products, Natural soap, wooden childrens toys, or ceramics. Then the items all need packing to and from the sales. Setting up and displaying nicely. Then you have to sit there all day having people tell you how much they like it, but not actually pull their wallets out. Hense the term starving artist. Its actually alot of work. Once you make your first million, I guess you could let your reputation do all the work. Or hire someone else to do the grunt work!
With all the talk of prayers this last week, I thought I would post this painting, Woman in Prayer. Its one of my favorites. The colours are warm and earthy, The light is soft. And the mood is reverent. When I saw this lady in National*Geographic, I was 16. Something about this woman in this room touched me. I wished I could be in that room to see if I could feel God there.
I certainly felt Him this past week!