Vickie at Sand Flat Farm, is doing a giveaway for her 200th post. She is giving away a most beautiful painting of the desert . . . that she painted. As I was looking at the painting, in awe, I remembered how I used to love to create! So, I started looking for some of the paintings that I had done many years ago. I want to share a few of them with you. Remember as you are looking at these, that I was probably 17 years old when I did them, so, they have many flaws and they are by no means professional.
This is a self-portrait that was an assignment for our first day of art class, I was a junior in high school at the time. We were required to use two different mediums, I chose pen and ink and acrylic.
This is a painting of my husband, he was the model for our art class in high school, no, we were not married, I didn't even know him at the time, but, I got to know him while he was the model for the class. I remember being so taken by him, that I had to finish most of the painting at home - looks like I got the hat a little large!
Looking at these paintings has sparked an interest in art again . . . I remember now. . . .I remember how good it felt to sit down with pen and paper and create something that was mine!
The Lord has given this talent to me to use and to magnify my calling here on earth. I'm not sure how to use them for that purpose, but it is my job to find out. I don't want to get to the other side and declare to the Lord that I squandered my talents. I want to let Him know that I used them to the best of my ability, to benefit myself and others. I believe that while we are not all equal in experience and strength, we will all be accountable for the use of the gifts, talents and opportunities given to us.
This is what I want to hear when I get to the other side . . .