“He is doing a new thing” (in me)
That is my inspiration for this season. Isaiah 43:19.
The other day a friend mentioned on Facebook that she was selling her house and had to put away all her art supplies for a while. I shutter at the thought. But it got me thinking about how we get used to having many things at our fingertips but then there is a shift and we have limited resources. We can get frustrated, stomp our feet, curse the air, and ask ‘why me, ‘why now?’. But eventually the disrupt forces us to think a different way.
For instance; I had developed a glaze technique that I loved and I received so many compliments on it. That was over a year ago but now the glaze is not behaving like it was and I admit, I’ve cursed the air. It’s frustrating and at this point I still haven’t resolved what I am going to do. No, it’s not a life of death situation. But it forces me to try something different. It may be a blessing in disguise.
So, it’s at these moments in my life I realize God is doing a new thing in me. And that is exciting. That verse alone gives me hope for my future and peace in the moment. Many a great art has come from limited resources. But what is encouraging in all of this is the season of new things. Spring is here and new life is rising and springing forth. New ideas, new ways of thinking, new relationships, new pathways…. it’s all so glorious. Wouldn’t you agree?
My next event coming up will be at the Desert Artisans Gallery
The Trunk Show will feature me along with David Windsor (wood working), Saturday, April 7th from 10-1. Come by and say hello. I also heard Chris Bubany and Friends will have there official grand opening that day and they will be next door to Desert Artisans.
I will be the featured artist for Jane Hamilton Art Walk May 10th from 4-7. I will have a new bench and wall pieces for the roll out. If you would like an invitation post card just send me a message with your mailing address. I will be sure to send it.
Here are some new pieces just recently completed. Please excuse the non professional photos of the large mirror. You may see this on line on her website or in person at Jane Hamilton Fine Art Gallery
18″ x 24″ Mosaic Tiled Mirror
Another very endearing mosaic that I just completed over the weekend is the “Best Friends” Donkey and Raven Mosaic Welcome plaque.
Best Friends Mosaic Welcome Plaque
12″ x 14″ / sold
Rabbit and Wren Shadow Box Sculpture
6″ square/ $225.00 includes pedestal