Lately - (read: in the past couple of years really!) God has been speaking to me about Art... about how we all make it and live it and how it is everywhere, all the time, if we will but slow to see it!
If we will change our drive, shift gears once in awhile and, you know... look out of the box in where we may find Him, He will be found!
He has been awakening my spirit to see Him outside of the 'norm' for over a decade and my days are happiest when I have spent at least a part of them outside, amidst His lovely creation. This world is full of art that points us back to the truth of Who is in control... of Who is holding this whole thing together anyway...
Check out this print, and many others like it at Studio JRU
And oh my goodness, we find Him everywhere!
My Honey and I took a quick overnight trip out of town. This church planting stuff keeps us a little more 'grounded' (as in - not traveling) more than we anticipated and we were overdue!
So we set out to see some sights... to relax and reconnect with each other, one on one... and to be and find Art, wherever we went! (FYI... Tacoma did not disappoint!)
From Mount Rainier being all showy-offy and braggy from every angle, to the homeless man on Pacific...
...from the Chihuly Glass Bridge in Tacoma offering art both for the eyes and for the ears, to the breathtakingly beautiful trees and flowers in Point Defiance Park...
We found Art alive and living and pointing us back to the One who made Art first... to the One who makes art still! For He is the potter, and we are the clay and when you believe in living art out loud with your life, you really WILL find it --find Him, everywhere you go!
...and speaking of making art, I wanted to share a bit of newsy news and a deal - because, hello - Art + A Deal = Magic!
OK, maybe not really... but it definitely equals You're Welcome!
My friend Jennifer has opened a brand new studio online at studioJRU.com and she makes gorgeous home decor and prints that also point right back to the Artist Himself! As part of her Launch, she is graciously offering my readers a 20% off code on her amazing prints!
|Use Code: newshop!|
See? You are welcome!
May you find Art wherever you are today, and may you find boldness to go and live it out loud!
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