1)unquestionable belief specific in God, religion, etc.
2)a particular religion
3)complete trust or confidence
I jumped on Michaela Christallo's "For the Creators" blog's Creativity Challenge 2014. Today's challenge was to set your one word intention for the year. I believe I was guided to "Faith." The pillow I had found on side of road during one of my lunchtime walks in September, took it home, washed it and stitched it up. It's message purposeful. My daughter painted the "Faith" sign for me for Christmas. I had it up above my kitchen cabinets with my chicken collection, but when the challenge arrived, I gave it prominent position on the mantle. Just changed out Christmas decorations yesterday and chose old reproduction of Edward Hick's "Peaceable Kingdom." It all seems to be flowing in place, just spread out the pieces below to accommodate "Faith" and achieved today's challenge with a photograph.
Began exhibiting prints and drawings in 1973. Studies under Naperville printmaker, Barbara A.Brien. Life mentor and teacher William Vose of Paw Paw, IL. Current member of Naperville Art League, La Grange Art League and Kendall Art Guild. Teacher of Art Appreciation in Yorkville School Districts. Teacher of children's art programs in Sandwich, Plano, Yorkville, Newark, Somonauk, Oswego and Aurora schools and park districts.
Three courageous grown children. Resides in Yorkville,IL.with a menagerie of rescued companions.
Using my practice of quick poses in life drawing, I opportune to experiment with colors and differing line textures to recreate quickly the effects of light on the spiritual essence of the human form. My intention is to pull the viewer into following line, breathing with it's form, knowing it's actual beauty.
Books I've been reading
Joy of Love by Pope Francis
Artist Rules by Christine Valters Paintner
On Writing by Stephen King
Printmaking on a Budget by Mandy Bonnell and Stephen Mumberson
Gifts From The Sea by Anne Morrow Lindbergh
Quiet by Susan Cain
The Artist's Way by Julia Cameron
Moving On by Sarah Ban Breathnach
Finding Your Way in a Wild New World by Martha Beck