Art 101 Week 8

22 Aug

This series, Little Red 23rd, is one of my all time favorite projects because it was personal. I love the 23rd Psalm and I often pray my way through it as I am drifting off to sleep because it fills me with peace.

So why do a series of Little Red 23rd? Because Little Red represents survivors and survivors can benefit from the promises in the 23rd Psalm.

Growing up with narcissistic parents or religious abuse, has caused many of us to distrust our Father in heaven. Perhaps we fear God is like our abusers. The kind and gentle Shepherd of the 23rd Psalm brings comfort by modeling the ways God loves us tenderly like a shepherd. King David who wrote this Psalm was well acquainted with the way a shepherd provides, protects and rescues his sheep.

For Little Red, who no longer can trust her parents, understanding that God is like a kind shepherd instead of a controlling and violent parent makes it easier to trust God.

Little Red 23rd–He Supplies My Needs

He-Supplies-All-I-Need-WM

Little Red 23rd–He Walks With Me Through the Valley of the Shadow

Through-the-Valley-WM

Little Red 23rd–He Prepares a Table in Front of My Enemies

A-Table-in-Front-of-My-Enemies-WM

Little Red 23rd–He Anoints My Head With Oil

Annointed-1000-WM

Little Red 23rd–He makes My Cup Overflow

My-Cup-Overflows-WM

Little Red 23rd–His Kindness Follows Me All the Days of My Life

Your-Kindness-Follows-Me-WM

For the seventh painting this week, I made a word reminder.

Peace-WM

Obviously I am behind in posting my art. Between working on a book and projects for a few friends, I have been busy. It seems like it takes a lot of effort to collect all the pieces and scan them and post them, but so I will try to catch up before the challenge ends. We’ll see if I make it. Either way, my life has been changed by this challenge. I am no longer afraid of making bad art, because there is always more art to do tomorrow. When one gets in such a habit, it makes it much easier to check the ego at the door.

So I hope someone else takes courage to remember we don’t have to follow anyone’s schedule, but just commit to making art on a regular basis. That alone is enough to change our lives. Have a great weekend!

2 Responses to “Art 101 Week 8”

  1. madnessandeuphoria August 22, 2014 at 7:45 pm #

    Lovely. You’re very talented.

  2. Cherilyn Clough August 23, 2014 at 8:33 am #

    Thank you! I think we all have something to say whether in words or art and we should stop worrying about what the world will think because the minute we act as ourselves our tribe will find us. So glad to be in your tribe Madnessandeuphoria!

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