Advent Journey day 2

Advent journey day 2

John 1:1-5The Message (MSG)

The Life-Light

1-2 The Word was first,
the Word present to God,
    God present to the Word.
The Word was God,
    in readiness for God from day one.

3-5 Everything was created through him;
    nothing—not one thing!—
    came into being without him.
What came into existence was Life,
    and the Life was Light to live by.
The Life-Light blazed out of the darkness;
    the darkness couldn’t put it out.

This year I have decided to art journal daily through Advent.   It is my hope that some how going through the motions of being creative daily will help me understand God a little better.  He is a creative God and just as he struggles with his creation I will struggle with my art journal in trying to find ways to express what Advent means to me.

Todays entry started by listening to the morning news,   The camo back ground represents that there is war and strife going on everywhere,  In many ways I feel there is this silence from God just as there was before the birth of Christ.  I am sure that Gods heart breaks and wonders when will His creation learn that they were created to love and nurture and not hate and murder each other.

I am reminded this time of year that out of the chaos God has a plan to make things right.  His plan doesn’t include Power or Violence but Love and Weakness.   I hope as you journey through this Advent season to look for the light in the darkness and don’t be surprised if it shows up in ways that you would have never imagined.

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Lady in Green

Lady in green Continuing to practice what I learned from Dina Wakley.  When I took her online class she mentioned an artist by the name of Tina Berning and a book she did titled “100 women on Cheap Paper”. after looking Tina Up I was inspired me to look for something unusual to draw on.   I found these old Scan Tron ballot sheets in my office that were used a couple of years ago and decided to do a series of faces on them.  I always had test anxiety when we had to take test in school so some of them will reflect that.  I drew about 25 faces in one evening and I am now in the process of going back and collaging them in a book.    I continue to use Dina Wakley’s paint and even one of her masks in this collage.   I also used a Tim Holtz stamp for the phrase that is at the bottom.  Hope you enjoy.