September 2013

The hot & busy summer season is drawing to an end here in North Texas and I’m looking forward to having more time to spend on creative endeavors this fall.        : )      I have some of the little tree studies just about completed, but feel much more interested in starting some Cross studies based off of earlier sketches and paintings.  I plan to use a very limited palette with those, so we’ll see how that goes.   I have been writing a lot of content for another website here lately that I will link to as soon as it’s ready to be publically launched, so the creative juices have been flowing well, just not in the area of drawing & painting.  
 
On a side note…I decided to take a vacation week next week to celebrate the start of my 40th year on earth.  I don’t think I’ve been too upset about turning 40 like other people I hear about.   No mental breakdown, sports car purchase or huge depression, so I’m very thankful for that.   I eagerly look forward to serving God more intently with whatever time I have left on the earth, so I have a 3 day spiritual retreat planned to get me out of the Dallas area and help me get still & quiet before the Lord to seek His direction and pray for others.  I will be taking my pens and sketchbook with me, so maybe I’ll get some cool ideas while I’m visiting Cap Rock Canyon State Park or the Cross Ministries meditation place.  I hope to get some good pictures on the trip, so I will post them when I get back.    Pray for a safe journey for me while I travel.      : )
 

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