Dion Dior gave the lesson this week titled
Scales of Light.
It was a really interesting exercise
using white pencil or chalk on black paper or cardstock.
The only cardstock I had was textured....
but I went with it anyways.
I liked my white Berol Prismacolor pencil on this project.
I had my hand drawn on the paper and was shading it
as I was thinking what I would be reaching for or towards.
This became another very introspective lesson.
I know the greatest peace I have is when I am walking with God.
But how was I to convey that?
With a big ball of light?
A floating mandala?
Ah...yes ... getting closer....
Stars. The heavens.
I have a great sense of wonder and awe as I look into the skies.
Since moving into rural Ohio...in the middle of nowhere...
the skies are wide open and massive.
Forget Big Sky Montana...
I live in Big Sky Ohio!
But how could I convey the awesomeness of the heavens
on this small piece of paper?
My mind drifted to that Vincent Van Gogh masterpiece,
The Starry Night.
I already knew it couldn't stay black and white if I did this right....
And I am not saying I did it any kind of justice....
but it was fun to interpret it, simply, in my own way.
So this is what I am reaching for...
The wonder and the majesty of God in the heavens.
Wow. That can be enough right there.
That's why I made an upward arrow in my palm
saying See What's Most Important.
But I am also reaching for creative freedom,
represented by Van Gogh's creative genius.
I ended up really liking this lesson.
It came from my heart.
Be Brave and Become
Who You Are Meant To Be.