Painting / depicting your “Safe Place”…
Where do you go to get away with God and how can you depict it through your creativity?
Recently I painted a friend’s “safe place.” Turbulent waters threaten her survival; and in her mind, she swims to a quiet, peaceful space to weep, dream, hope, and gain new strength before plunging back into the storm.
Places possess power. Yesterday I wandered one of my own safe places, a prayer labyrinth buried deep in the forest. Breezes in the pines, vibrant flame of yellow fall leaves, all whispered to me truths from the heart of God. Messages gathered there ground me today, even as they lift me up above everyday realities into eternal promises.
Where is your safe place? Can you go there soon, if not physically, at least in your mind? Take some time to tend your soul. Linger for awhile and listen…
2 thoughts on “Tend Your Soul”
I used to work in a large warehouse with other artists. Then for a time, I worked in a garage that was open to passers-by. Both wonderful places to work. Now I have a lovely studio in my home. I realized recently that while I don’t like to share projects with others, I do very much miss having friends around. People who are doing their own work, but we can drift around from time to time to encourage, critique, laugh and share.
So this month, I’m going to start wallpapering my studio with the faces of all my loved ones, past and present, along with the faces of strangers I would like to meet. They will be company for me, and remind me of why I make stuff; to wash their feet with beauty and fun.
I’ve stopped by that very garage to see your wonderful work in progress!! What a delight!! Blessings friend!