WE LOVE BECAUSE HE FIRST LOVED US.
A gentle life
is not driven by the urgent
but makes space to listen
to the heartbeat of God
and act in tender response.
I read Carolyn Watts' blog here. This idea, this phrase, this imagery became our theme for February, 2013.
For this page I used gesso and acrylics- mixing the paint into the gesso while it's wet on the page.
I also used templates and acrylic paints.
I collaged tissue paper and stamped them with the heart stamp using silver ink.
The photos were printed on my black and white printer. They were taken just down the block from our house. I wanted to include this part of our neighbourhood because Jonathan recently said something about a big chunk of our daily lives are spent going from A to B. Sometimes the in-between places are where we need to slow down and pay attention. There is a little community that gathers outside our local liquor store. Thanks to Jonathan, now I know their names. For me, that's a tangible example of what it means to live a gentle life not driven by the urgent.