Free painting, response art or whatever you want to call it. I have been digitally painting in response to Scripture for several weeks. No planning, no thinking things out, just picking a digital brush and color in response to what I am listening to. Some of the paintings I really like, some so-so. Some I will use as textures in my digital collage composites. However, I have one composition that perfectly reflects my life over the last week. Because of its abstract design, I did not have a title for it and couldn’t decide on one. After last week, I found the perfect name: Crazy Days. With all the jagged edges in this piece, it reflects wild energy and unplanned motion. That can be good or it can be very bad.
I look at this piece of digital painting and it reminds me of choices. I can choose to feel stressed, like my life is a is a series of random movements and colors that I have no control over or I can make use of the connection I have to Christ. Yes, things are going on that I cannot control, and believe me, I had (well, still have some) major control issues. I can sink deeper and deeper into the chaotic, crazy, days that reflects life right now, or I can change my focus to Jesus and ask for help. Does that mean my life is going to immediately change and life will be perfect? Probably not. All it means is that I can let my art reflect chaos, stress, frustration or anything else that is negative. I can look forward in anticipation to what God has in store for me and not at the crazy days I am going through.
“Crazy Days” is not in my Store yet, but I just might add it. Does this strike a chord with anyone? Have you had some “Crazy Days” lately? If so, how are you coping?
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