Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Praying, Knitting, and Painting

Heres what Im up to While Im praying over our adoption and so many other needs.
Im knitting a scarf for the Youth Auction. Knitting socks for someone that shall remain nameless in case he finds my blog. (they are portable and keep my hands busy)
I also started a sweater for my son last month and cant wait to start the second skein on it once this scarf is done.

I told the Youth I would donate a painting for the Auction and pulled this one out and tweaked it a bit here and there. This was a fun project we did when I was taking classes. We drew out one object in different positions. Then use a BIG square brush to get the paint out quickly while the paper is wet. Once that color is dry we could go back in for fiddly stuff but werent allowed to play in it long. She was trying to teach people like me how to get in and out of a painting. Now I did spend a few hours yesterday and today tweaking it, walking away and looking at it anew to tweak a little more today. :) its hard teaching an old dog new tricks. I shouldve taken a before and after picture. When I took pics to send my daughter for her objective artistic opinion I loved how it looked on the table with the palette, brushes etc all lying around. Just was so real and in the moment. I shared with you how much I loved sitting under my mothers wing as a child and love going into other's studios and seeing the artistic mayhem. I have a little corner in the back room/ dining room. One day I will have a studio. ;) Anyhow I named this one Galations 5:22. I really like how it ended up.......

The sun is shining today again and I feel like I am finding myself again. Amidst the grief and chaos. I have alot on my plate for this month and I am doing my best to get back into the real world and function again. I continue to know that we are where God wants us. I continue to rest in Him and know that He is carrying me when I let him.

Under His wings,


  1. Beautiful Painting Anna! And a beautiful post. Very much like a painting of your daily life.

  2. Anna,
    WOW!! You are so incredibly talented. Praying, praying, praying, my friend.
    In Him,

  3. Thanks for your comment on my blog and for visiting. The name for my blog came from a card ministry I did for about 6 years through our church. Someone talked me into putting a logo on the back of the cards and it was From My Heart by... so when I stopped doing that and set up my blog I decided to use the same name.

    Sounds like you are a very busy person. Please visit anytime.

  4. The painting is beautiful. And I love how art helps us heal.


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