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Light Shining in the Darkness

Posted in Acrylics, art, inspiration, Painting with tags , , , , , , , on February 17, 2018 by sebland

imageI believe that we all have seasons of the soul, just as nature has its seasons. As artists, we lie fallow sometimes, waiting for the time when a seed will fall into the cold soil, take hold and begin slowly to grow into something we can till and nurture and maybe even harvest.  Our lives don’t always run according to plan. Dreams die, friends grow old and leave us, bodies let us down, we lose heart and begin to doubt ourselves and even our own worth. I call those the dark nights of the soul. And then something happens. A friend offers an encouraging word, someone lifts us up in an unexpected way, even an encouraging word comes from a stranger, and we are up and running again. . John 1:5 says:”The light shines in the darkness and the darkness has not overcome it.”  As a  creative person, you have that light within you. Look for it, because it is there, and the darkness cannot overcome it!

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Still Waiting

Posted in Acrylics, art, How to Paint, inspiration, Painting with tags , , , , , , on September 9, 2017 by sebland

BROKEN WING - WAITING STILL LOW RESSometimes if we’re lucky, good things happen. A couple of years ago I fell and broke my arm. In desperation I did a series with my left hand, called “Broken  Wing Series.” I’m pretty sure I posted this back then, and I apologize for bringing it up again. The reason I do is because like you, I need reminding that where we are today is not necessarily where we’ll be tomorrow. We may be discouraged or down in the dumps, but the morrow may yield better results.  Be  kind to that artist within.  Cut yourself some slack. Take a break.  Show up tomorrow with a fresh attitude. You may surprise yourself with some really good work and won’t that be fine!

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