Recent Paintings

November 4, 2009

These first two paintings were created while facepainting. I am so thankful that I had the opportunity to work at such a beautiful farm!

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These other two continue my urban farm tour series (still more to come!):

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While I was in New York, I got denied going in the Metropolitan Museum of Art twice. The first time, I had just arrived in the city, and the museum does not allow luggage. Imagine my frustration when just two days later, I tried to visit again and had a jar of honey (a gift from my Hungarian friend) in my messenger bag. Denied again. *sigh* Fortunately, I had visited the Met years prior, and thankfully, found two small pop-art galleries on Madison Ave. as an alternative. In the second gallery, I got a personal tour (these smaller galleries are certainly not as heavily trafficked), and the lady who showed me around asked if I was an artist. My answer to this question has recently been “yes.” She mentioned that I could submit art there! While I am not currently ready for that, it was deeply encouraging. 

The lesson learned is that many times we take “no” to mean denial (it often is), but usually when I am sidetracked from my goal, I open my ears and steps more fully to what adventure God might have in mind for me. I am so thankful that God so often reminds me of His great love!