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not afraid

February 1, 2013

paints in jar

Sitting down I realize how easily distracted I am by all the outside space.

An exercise in painting my heart distracted by fear.  A fear of all the things which could creep in.

My heart so small in comparison to the great expanse of space….space which goes well beyond the page.  My mind ran away with all the things which try and slurp their way around my heart. To swirl around and invade all the things I hold dear, that I hold tight. So much time and space for another shoe to drop.  At any moment the peace I crave can be shattered… and I will be startled to alertness.


I let the paint dry… on the jars of joy… on the swarm of workers which go out and gather all that He has for me each day… on the delight I find in my babies finding a quiet happiness beside me in a garden…on the emanating glow of a Provider…

The page dries

The palate dries and cracks.

I walk away for many days.


Till I hear it this morning…

What can they do?… you and I have overcome it each time.  I have provided for you beyond what you could have imagined. You gave Me your heart… and I will take care of it.”

and this is true.

I am safe.


~ sharing with Jennifer at StudioJRU , 5MinFri and PaintPartFriday.

22 Comments leave one →
  1. February 1, 2013 12:06 pm

    This is beautiful T. So glad I found you. Rosanne

  2. February 1, 2013 12:12 pm

    This is beautiful T. Rosanne

  3. February 1, 2013 1:58 pm

    You ARE safe. Psalm 17:8 I think He painted that verse for you and it’s a beautiful painting.

  4. February 1, 2013 2:12 pm

    Love this! I came over from PPF instead of StudioJRU, because I am just now making my posting…and the title captured me (of course)…I love how the bees speak His truth again. I love how circles “contain” our emotions in art therapy…and I am gathering mandala information…as mandala can be so strong in “alternative spirituality”, but I think God gave us the symmetry and order and peace the mandalas seek to recreate…

    I am going to invite you over to my place because I have a give-away going on…{smile}

    • February 1, 2013 2:31 pm

      I love mandalas too!
      often when I can’t think of just what to paint or draw I just start with a mandala.
      I am glad you chimed in here today!
      Always love seeing you cindy.

  5. February 1, 2013 2:20 pm

    I love the serenity of the circle — what an encouraging and healing post. The colors of the bees, the sun and the honey — all the warm yellow of comfort. Thanks!

  6. February 1, 2013 2:57 pm

    What talent!! Simply stunning and great words of assurance : )

  7. February 1, 2013 3:44 pm

    Less is more- love this.

  8. February 1, 2013 6:46 pm

    Lovely and peaceful painting. HPPF

  9. marycnasser permalink
    February 1, 2013 8:27 pm

    Very pretty painting!
    Love the bright colors and composition!
    Happy PPF!!

  10. February 1, 2013 8:47 pm

    That is so lovely and the photo with the filtered light and shadows is just beautiful… a perfect capturing of the moment…xx

  11. February 2, 2013 1:25 am

    I would love to just walk up to your home one day, on a sunny bright morning and catch you drawing sunbeams and and all the beauty God sends your way… I hear laughter…
    smiling with you
    HE is enough for our everything … blessings ‘T’

  12. February 2, 2013 6:38 am

    Very pretty…. good job!

    Hugs Giggles

  13. February 2, 2013 1:12 pm

    Lovely. Also, I really enjoyed your musings. Great wisdom there.

  14. February 2, 2013 1:38 pm

    very pretty painting and enjoyed your writings. Happy PPF, Annette x

  15. studiojru permalink
    February 2, 2013 10:44 pm

    this is so beautiful, t. beautiful.

  16. February 4, 2013 6:46 pm

    gorgeous, deep, profound, understated, teaching, reaching, loving, authentic, sojourner. womyn of ppf. lovies, samara

  17. February 5, 2013 7:47 am

    Love the art. Blessings, Janet PPF

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