A Still Life

I remember my art teacher when I was 12 years old who taught me the principles of creating a still life drawing or painting. I learned that in art I could capture time and not let it pass, but keep it as a secret keepsake in this treasure chest of life. Thank you to My First Love; My Lord and Savior. For it is He who gives and creates, teaching us through this journey. I am forever grateful to see His extraordinary glory in every ordinary moment.

"...be still and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth" Psalm 46:10

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

managing time, One minute @ a time

September senses a hurried pace. I am back to my school schedule. As predicted, it brings a full and planned out calendar. Less room for daydreaming, I am back to balancing my part-time teaching with full day managing for the busiest season of the year. There are no moments to waste. Looking back, sometimes I am hard on myself in September ~ wondering how could I have slowed the pace all Summer knowing what Fall inevitably brings. I have so enjoyed the therapy of hard work in the garden flushing my mind from itinerary to literary moments that nature so perfectly writes. Then I behold the children. They are ready, as though Summer just fueled them from Spring fever right back to Autumn readiness. They have no regrets that Summer days have passed. They store the fun into their active little minds and it eagerly comes out at sharing time and is colorfully engraved in their drawings. I am revived, ready for October... and ... November ...thankfully energized while applying some finishing touches on my half-done creations.

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