Have ever looked back on past work and wondered..."WHAT WERE YOU THINKING?" Art work can be an interesting snap shot of a specific time and place that you were in mentally, emotionally, relationally, and artistically. When we look back at that time in our lives, it can feel like someone else's life. We might view ourselves as immature at that point in time. Whatever our reasoning for that "season", it was created from where our minds & hearts were focused. Art is an expression of the artist. It only makes sense that it would capture that "period"(Picasso Blue & Rose Period anyone?)
What we allow our mind to entertain can often give direction to our mental, emotional, and relational state. Are you feeling overwhelmed? Is stress infiltrating every area of your life. Are you finding yourself speaking & perceiving things in a much more negative tone? There is so much going on in our world & in our own lives that we can begin allowing it to change us. The reality that "life" is happening to us that is beyond our control is just that....LIFE! What you do with that is on you. If we focus on the negative...we become negative. If we focus on the stress....we become stressed. I'm not saying we bury our head in the sand, but we do have a choice of where we focus our attention and energy. Philippians 4:8 tells us the things we should be thinking about! In this world we will have trouble....that's scripture...that's truth. However, if we chose to reside in those things....our life will reflect it! We are not denying the bad things that happen...but we are choosing to to live in the truth that God's love, God's faithfulness, God's provision is enough to meet all of my needs.
What are you thinking??