Wednesday, November 23, 2016
Be Anxious For Nothing
So, one dreary day I got out the layers of coloured paper and decided that I would do an ocean piece. I had purchased a couple of canvases at the local Dollarama ($4 each I think), and I had a good supply of white glue from other projects for myself and my granddaughters.
I layered and cut out different configurations and layered them. I changed the trees and mountains into just the dark band of sea along the horizon. I did this over a series of weeks when the urge hit. This morning I collaged a sort of seashore with some money plant husks, quinoa flakes, and a few kinds of salt: ground kelp, celtic sea salt, and some pink Himilayan salt.
Finally, after that had seemingly all come together, I ran off Philippians 4: 6-7 on the printer and cut out the words. I arranged the words. I glued the words.
YES-- I made a huge mistake-- that I discovered after the glue had dried and I had takent the above photo-- can you see it? (Hint: If you are reading the above meme, then on the second line, kindly swap around the two phrases so that it reads: "...in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving..." I felt a great deal of shame as the child of perfectionism, and a sort of anxiety reaction. But, you know what, I have actually learned the verse and see its relevance to the mistake I've made. And I do like the seascape, the way it turned out with spirally waves and lots of colour.