There will be a shelter to give shade from the heat by day, and refuge and protection from the storm and the rain. (Isaiah 4:6 NASB)
“I am not afraid of storms, for I am learning to sale my ship.” (Louisa May Alcott)
Here are the latest stowaways! Most of them are related to art, or I will be using them in my collage works.
I love this mini road atlas that I found in a booth at the flea market. The vendor gave it to me for free!
More resources for my artistic outlets.
I love maps, and I want to improve my lettering skills.
I found “vintage” art paper and a calendar with quaint illustrated floral arrangements.
In my leisure time, I have been adding texture to my life through reading books and practicing art. These pursuits are like shade on a hot day and a refuge from the storms of life. I am so grateful for the gift of literacy; reading aids me in my ability to navigate this adventurous life.
The other day, I left my copy of The Artist’s Way on our “back porch” and it got drenched in the rain. It made me happy, because it gave it a well-used and well-loved look. And I can still read it.
I’m working through it one week at a time. If you’ve never read it, it’s a great work on how to get unstuck from any lack of creativity or creative block you are experiencing in your life. I’m learning a lot about life from the text, as well as, how to tap into my created self.
Where do you find creative shade or spiritual refuge?