when i was a little kid i would draw all the time. i just couldn't get enough of it. this isn't a joke- i would always color in my coloring books, paint, draw on my driveway with chalk, and even had my own easel (it was legit). we also used to go to the pottery places and paint- last week i went to the place that i had my 10th birthday party and painted a bowl, it turned out pretty close to how i wanted, which was pretty exciting.
i love sunflowers for a lot of reasons, but one reason i love them is because hungary is has sunflowers all over different fields and they remind me of hungary- at any rate- i decided that i wanted to paint a sunflower bowl and the wrote "follow the Son" on the inside. get it? "follow the Son", a bit of a play on words since sunflowers actually follow the sun. the idea came for a piece of artwork in this same theme a long time ago, actually when i was in hungary on a missions trip (i've been twice- in 2007 and in 2008). i was just thinking that i would like to "be like a sunflower" because they are always following the sun and how in all things i need to follow the Son in order to keep my life together and keep my path straight.
take a look at my bowl:
the sides are an "lime-olive green":
trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.-proverbs 3: 5-6
then Jesus said to his disciples, "if anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross and follow me. for whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for me will find it."- matthew 16: 24-25
i find both of those verses encouraging and challenging- something to make sure that we are doing each and every day!
and now to take a detour and extreme sidebar:
i'm pretty sure that my love for drawing was started because of this man:
although he looks a little creepy, pappy was a childhood staple in my house. i would watch it every time that i knew that it would be on tv- my parents were thrilled, not only because i would turn it up really loud, gather all my art supplies around me, and ignore them while i tried to create a masterpiece, but because the theme song was insanely ridiculous (but now when i look back at it i love it even more). take this opportunity to watch it here.
now looking at pappy he actually looks a lot like my old piano teacher- interesting. do you have any fun crafts as of recently? i love a good craft time (and have a craft box that i have in college- don't judge- it is just tons of paint and a few canvases, nothing fancy). i'd love to know some crafting secrets!
just a thought.