Sunday, February 21, 2010

Dogwood Flowers and Love

ART.  Late February tends to bring hopes of springtime and the early flowering trees such as dogwood. I haven't been at my easel as much as I would have liked in January and February. A couple of days ago, I had to paint something ... just anything, really ... so I found some easel time and began putting brush to canvas. The dogwood work in progress came out of that session.

New painting in process! Dogwood Flowers, 9x12x1.5 inches, oil on gallery wrap canvas with painted sides, hang with or without frame. To reserve this painting, email me: 

I will complete the dogwood painting today and then, of course, it needs a few days drying time but should be dry in plenty of time to hang in my four person show March 4 - March 7, if you want to see the painting in person.

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Following are three dogwood paintings completed and sold in prior years. Click on image to enlarge.
LIFE.  First thoughts in the twilight of waking this morning ... "I am no longer the youngest person in any crowd of friends. The days of my being the baby are gone. For the past five years, I have been

incubating."  Food for thought. Today I will receive the blessings coming my way.

Today's Reading: Proverbs 5:11-19
(11-14) Afterward you will groan in anguish when disease consumes your body, and you will say, "How I hated discipline! If only I had not demanded my own way! Oh, why didn't I listen to my teachers? Why didn't I pay attention to those who gave me instruction? I have come to the brink of utter ruin, and now I must face public disgrace."
(15-19) Drink water from your own well--share your love only with your wife. Why spill the water of your springs in public, having sex with just anyone? You should reserve it for yourselves. Don't share it with strangers. Let your wife be a fountain of blessing for you. Rejoice in the wife of your youth. She is a loving doe, a graceful deer. Let her breasts satisfy you always. May you always be captivated by her love.
Interpretation from Guideposts on Proverbs 5:15-19
Many non-Christians believe that monogamous relationships are an irrelevant and boring vestige of an outdated ethic. Believers, on the other hand, sometimes assume that a desire for sexual intimacy and pleasure is evil and ought to be denied. This passage proves both viewpoints to be in error. God intends marriage to be both a lifetime commitment and a growing and satisfying adventure of sexual intimacy.

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