Last night at the studio we did an exercise on perceiving. We brought our cameras and headed outside to walk around our property. We observed the ordinary, familiar sights and enjoyed clicking the shutter to capture some pretty extraordinary images.
"Shimmer" by deAnn Roe
I've driven into the church parking lot countless times, passing a variety of maturing trees. But I've never taken the time to explore these trees, glad I did last night. The low evening sun rays made the bark on this one particular tree glisten with golden tones highlighting the detailed texture. It was stunning. Now when I drive into the parking lot, I can look at that tree from afar and remember the beauty of its trunk.
"Guess Who" by deAnn Roe
There were several motorcycles parked outside the Coffee Bar entrance. Their chrome was reflecting the late day sun and caught my attention. I had to take photos of nearly every part of the bike.
As we slow our daily pace and observe, perceive the world around us, we discover beauty in unexpected places and meet interesting sights. Suddenly our world becomes more intriguing and full of wonder.
Take time to sense the wonder...the wonder of God's pretty world.
I'm finally back to work after 12 weeks of maternity leave. I'm excited to be back in ministry but will miss my baby girl terribly.
I wanted to remind you that this Wednesday, July 21st is the artists' gathering, the Studio. We are doing something kinda special and I ask you to bring a camera. Any camera will work: a point and shoot, dSLR, film SLR, and even the camera in your phone. I'm not telling you any more than that. :0)
Charge up those lithium batteries and I'll see you and your camera on Wednesday at 7pm in the coffee bar of LWCC.
Being on maternity leave has me a little backed up with work responsibilities. So, if you haven't read the current issue of The Heart Behind the Art for the awesome June/July exhibit at LWCC, I finally have it online. Here is the link ~ click here.
Melody Hogan's story of 100 Days of Inspiration, found in The Heart Behind the Art, and her artwork hanging on the walls of Living Word is stunning. Enjoy reading her journey!
By the way, I am back to work next Monday, July 19. :0)