What is a coloring page but an artist’s blueprint, plan, or original drawing that comes purposelessly unfinished so that another artist may complete the picture with any color, in any medium they wish...
In the illustration for my whimsical digital poetry prayer print, I’ve painted three characters chatting together. (It’s based on an earlier illustration I did several years ago and repurposed for this poem!)
The critters have assembled for donuts and tea and a meeting about their latest project. Their conversation soon ends up about people they know and their private lives.
This is a whimsical visual satire of events that happens all too often in reality.
Fortunately, we serve a wonderful God of mercy and grace who loves each of us despite our flaws and weaknesses.
I drew this whimsical rabbit writer several years ago when I was doing a lot of pen & ink work before I came down with the virus that caused my auto immune illness.
In those days I drew and painted or wrote incessantly; from the time I woke up until I went to bed at night.
Like the rabbit character in the illustration I was always thinking of something to draw, write, or create. I was certain that the Lord had put me on the earth to make things.
That is until I got sick with a mysterious debilitating virus and could neither write or draw, or even walk or do anything for almost four months but sit in a darkened room. I experienced excruciating migraines. I prayed fervently and listened to the Lord. He spoke to my heart. He told me that I had value apart from my gifts.