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“Do everything without grumbling or arguing, so that you may become blameless and pure, children of God without fault in a warped and crooked generation. Then you will shine among them like stars in the sky as you hold firmly to the word of life.”
It may seem a little silly, but I often think of housework when I read this verse.
Can I really shine like a star while folding underwear?
It says all things.
I have come to realize that this is just one of those things that I have to constantly sanctify in my mind. In Christ housework is holy. Laundry. Folding socks. All of it. When done with a heart that is abiding in The Word, Jesus, it has eternal value. Because day by day Christ is at work in me, changing me, so that more and more I come to resemble the Child of God that I am in Him. 🙂
Shining like a star.
Last month my family and I had the pleasure of visiting beautiful British Columbia and ferrying across the way to Galiano Island. We visited twice, and the second time I was sure to bring my watercolors and moleskin, because the crummy paper and crayola pencils I brought along the first time just weren’t cutting it.
In the end I only had a few minutes to paint.
I can’t complain though, we had a truly wonderful time celebrating the marriage of our very dear friends.
Until next time.
My younger brother got married on Saturday. It was a fantastically fun wedding. Beautiful, joyful and heartfelt.
I painted some signs and an 8’x8′ mural, which was used as a photo backdrop.
There was ice cream at the wedding. 😊
The mural was of Beethoven ‘s Fur Elise, or as close to it as this non-musical artist could manage.
I used masking tape guidelines at first and then did the rest free-hand.
Me and my new sister in law. ❤️
And me and my boys. We did look a lot sharper earlier in the day but then we all danced like crazy at the reception. This is the appearance of a a family that has been celebrating.
Last week in art class we looked at portraits and talked about style, tone and visual interpretation. We did some serious work, and then we practiced doing quick caricature sketches of each other. The models did not have to sit perfectly still, we talked and laughed and I encouraged my students to do multiple sketches during the 5 minute “poses”. It was rediculous and fun. 🙂 I love teaching art.