Monday, March 31, 2014

The Stone Collective is a community making much of Jesus as we create art, photography, prose, poems or music that commemorate the wonderful things God does in our life.

Based on the passage in 1 Samuel 7:12-14, each month we will collect Ebenezer Stones as a regularly practice in the art of worship via our creativity.

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For me, Cherie Wilson~ this month happened to bring the reminder that God gives us the desires of our heart.  He put them there and he knows us intimately and as we follow to discover that treasure that enlivens us,  He.Is.There.  Delighting in us!
Check out the photos below.......
My dear dog loving, kennel owner friend Lisa Huntley, commissioned me to create something for her. With Intuitive painting, this can be an exciting challenge, since you never what you will get!  I had pulled the above picture from an ad some time ago. Before Lisa inquired.  But I liked it.....  it was a beautiful dog and I decided to use this pups colors in the intuitive process to get me going.
After a bit, little Nala started to show up.  It was a fun and lively process and came easier than some intuitive pieces do............
and would you believe (here is where the story gets good) that when I texted Lisa a picture of the progression, She had just rescued a sweet Doggie this same breed? The one in my inspiration piece!!  Her name is Nala. She is much more crème than gray so I was able to add the color that I knew was missing. Intuitively that is!
Here is Nala.......
She's such a sweetie!  If you are in the area, she is ready for her new home soon!

Lisa and I were reminded that God see's the need of every person, and every creature and He humbly uses all of us thru the desires of our heart. Desires that he already placed there when he created us, to use for His good in the world.
Collectively. Corporately.  Lisa's heart and my Art. This is a stone I will always remember. God Bless!
Psalms 37:4  "Delight yourselves in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart."
Zephaniah 3:17 "The Lord your God is with you. He is mighty to save. He will take great delight in you, he will quiet you with his love, and will rejoice over you with singing."

I hope to participate in the Stone Collective every month.  Want to join us?  Stop by Sarah’s blog here for more information.


Rebecca said...

Art and doggies. Love your piece!

Amy Smith said...

What a beautiful doggie! I love your painting style!