Skyline

Skyline

Today has been an unexpected day in the shed and I’ve thoroughly enjoyed it. Initially I was working on the skyline, trying to pull out some more details and to sharpen up areas, but then my eye went to the cross which was looking incredibly insignificant…… it had somehow lost it’s presence. So I’ve thickened it up and will be layering paint over the base as soon as it’s dry. This fourth canvas has always been a little more unresolved for me in relation to the others, I think because it is such an unknown. But God has so much to reveal in this area and is revealing it slowly and surely, drawing out leaders to take the church on and sending others out. The map was completely lost in the layering of text so I’ve used a thick wash to clarify the outline, painting in the land rather than the sea. I never know how the paint will flow so excited to also see this when it’s dry. In the mean time I’ve ordered some thin leather to bind the individual roots and pieces of wood, but may yet experiment with these further.

Reworking canvas four

Reworking canvas four

Some texts were written in wax tablets and I like the idea of using wax to cover and to preserve but not to potentially melt over the work!!!! Will play and see. The footprints need to go on the far side canvas, three or four people walking together, alongside each other. How can we be compassionate unless we walk alongside people and wear their shoes? And for me it is important that the footprints are of all ages, for how many times have I been totally dumbstruck by a truth God has revealed to me through one of my children? They are an integral part of God’s family as are us all. I was talking to a lovely lady the other day who was sharing with me her faith journey and how health has suddenly become a defining factor. She cannot do what she once could but she is finding that God is opening doors in surprising ways and that she is able to serve Him in such new and refreshing ways. God needs all of our hands, all of our feet. But for now I will stitch the titles a little more and maybe play with wax for the last half an hour before the children descend.

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