Back in the Studio

Thanks you guys for all of your sweet encouragement since my last post! I'm so blessed to have such a beautiful tribe! I'm back in the studio and excited to be painting again. I'm starting small so I've been doing watercolors on paper. This one was really a surprise so I thought I'd share a little bit of the story behind it.  

This year, the word that God has put on my heart is "Connection" as in (genuine friendships). I really want to focus of building true connections so I want to study what God says about relationships in His Word. I came across this verse in my Instagram feed... 

"Perfume and incense bring joy to the heart, and the pleasantness of a friend springs from their heartfelt advice." Proverbs 27:9

Love these beautiful words, don't you? So, I started off thinking about a smell that I'm just nuts about... and I am recently all into lavender. So I took my pencil and started drawing a bundle of picked lavender.. then I realized that this image wasn't very realistic for me, so I went to my kitchen window seal and grabbed my crazy, hairy, lavender plant. (It smells divine!) I took a big whiff an started over.

This time I painted not only what I saw, but what I SMELLED. This is a new experience but I decided to add the bright bleeding colors around the image of my favorite potted plant as an expression of fragrance. I wanted to be reminded of the rich smell of lavender when I see this painting and also of the precious pleasantness of my friends' heartfelt advice! 

I love the new freedom I'm finding in the studio.. thanks for letting me share!

If you're interested in purchasing this painting or any other painting in my new paper painting series, please visit this link... www.specsandwings.storenvy.com ....they are $10 each!

More adventures soon!

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