Wednesday, July 1, 2015

My ICAD Week 4–It’s Become So Personal Now

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I’m not going to try and fool you… some of these were hard!

Harder than the week 2 when all of the prompts were FOOD! Believe me, that’s all I thought about that week…food, diabetes, exercise… week 2 was hard!  These were just challenging to my mind and I think my heart, too.  I thought maybe I’d hit a wall. HARD!

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Throw back to … well, another time. Winking smile 

 

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Romantic?  hopelessly!

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This one was corny… but I couldn’t help myself! If you truly know me… well, I’m not a math whiz.  In fact, I don’t like math.  Pie…good. Math…well, without it, there’d be no pie.

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Fun!

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MORE… Fun!

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Dramatic… possibly, my favorite one for week 4.

Thank you for all your sweet comments about my art! You all are very kind.

It got me thinking-- 

You know how you’ve always heard how some artist, don’t want to show their work until it is completely finished?  Or… they are just never happy with it; maybe they just can’t put the finishing touch on it? 

Well, it’s sort of weird showing all these to you… and this week, I had a moment; as I was working on a card, someone, let’s say… interrupted and questioned my method…

I thought I was going to cry and then I just wanted to shred it!  Why?!  it’s just an index card.  I have no idea how to explain it to you; or why it even happened and effected me the way it did. 

Silly.

It’s PRIDE.  Mankind’s worst downfall… and biggest sin.

Looking back now, I realize none of these cards sum up who I am… but all of them collectively, are a small representation of my total being, and who I am Serving.  They are little tiny glimpses into my Walk with Christ.

Thank you for letting me share them with you!

‘Til next time, Count your blessings,

Patricia

So then, my beloved, just as you have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your salvation with fear and trembling;

~Philippians 2:12

8 comments:

April's Homemaking said...

Loved seeing your Week 4 cards, I am a bit behind and just finished up week four today. I really enjoy seeing the cards everyone makes. :)

Kristina said...

Very nice! So creative too.

A Daughter of the King said...

Your cards are amazing. They reveal some of the same things as your posts; humor, depth, faith, love, honesty, exquisite creativity, and playfulness.

Regarding your comment about showing your work before it is "completely finished,"I read a quote just last week, supposedly by Leonardo Da Vinci, "Art is never finished, just abandoned."

I guess he should know.

Love ya!

Michelle H said...

Pride stinks! Pretty much everything boils down to it, doesn't it? And still, it gets the best of all of us, all too often (cringe). Still, I am sorry someone questioned your methods and made you doubt. Your red door made me giggle - our front door is painted black, but if you look closely you will see some red coming through some lightly and intentionally crackled spots - because we are the kind of dorks who will paint the door red before painting it black just because we couldn't get that song out of our heads and thought it would be a corny, yet subtle joke and let's see who would catch it? (How's that for a sentence?)

Kathy Felsted Usher said...

Since you have taken photos of them why don't you get that special fabric that you can put into a printer and print your cards. Then you can make yourself a memory quilt, not for places you have been or schools you attended, but the things that really make up You.

Connie said...

Hello Patricia, I'm delighted that you are showing us your art. Art is to be fun and personal, people who judge it, or your ability to make it, are dead wrong. Back when I was actually painting and doing art shows, I presented my work to a local art museum. I was told by the curator that because I didn't have a degree in art, my art would never be shown there. About two months later I received an apology letter and a date for a show. Apparently the board saw my work and out voted him.
Sometimes people judge you, because of selfish reasons. When it comes to art . . . express yourself and try to enjoy making it as you did when you were a child. It will be perfect:)
Your blogging sister,
Connie :)

Gail Wilson said...

I love the "romance" one.... so cute!

you should never doubt yourself, or your creativity. You are YOU! and you do it so well!

happy 4th!
gail

Diane said...

These are cool! Love the "Paint It Black" reference. A high school art teacher once told our class that she had a teacher who said there is something good in every piece of art. I really do believe that, and we all know there is no right or wrong way to express yourself in art. Keep it up!