Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Day 15 - Art

"I am still far from being what I want to be, but with God's help I shall succeed." Vincent van Gogh
Currently, I am working on my second book in which the main character is an artist. When creating a character, the writer must get inside her head, determine what drives her, shapes her, and what she's passionate about. I'm excited to delve into the mind of an artist. To help me with this, I am interviewing my friend, Amy, a Dallas arist who has a passion to paint for the glory of God. Every person has a story to tell, and an artist tells hers by imitating the world around her through recreation.

In high school, I had the privilege of traveling all over Europe, visiting Rodin's gardens, the British Museum, the Louvre, the Vatican, and several churches where Michelangelo's work is on display. Every piece of work I saw told a story. If a picture is worth a thousand words, art captures a memory, a moment, a story, a life. The goal is preservation and communication of a message to the viewers.
We were created by a master Creator, One who intended our lives to be a display of His glory. It amazes me that He has given people like Amy and my sister the mind to create. I am so thankful for this gift. While our creations are mere imitations, they point to the One who made the original.

What are you thankful for today?

Check out Dawn's blog for more posts on gratitude during this month.


  1. I saw the Pieta, the sculpture of Mary holding Jesus crucified, when I visited the Vatican. Although I was only a Jr High kid and not a Christian, I was deeply moved when I saw it. It was one of the whispers God used to draw me to him. Hope your book goes well!

  2. Thank you, ma'am. And yes, that is a beautiful sculpture.