I've just finished reading "Saying Yes" by Cindy West. The sub-title, "accepting God's amazing invitation to artists and the church. I loved the book; Cindy said some things I needed to hear. A question on the back cover... What will you do with the powerful gift of art? What will I do with it? I'm at a place where my art and my faith have to come together. I'm not sure yet how that will happen but I know it's where I need to go.
After finishing the book I took a walk around our garden, went back in the house and got my camera and took some photos of God's glory right in our back yard. Normally I would have taken my sketchbook too but it's cold out there this morning.
I recall Timothy Clark talking about why he paints gardens... it's a combination of God made and man made. I like that thought. I believe I'll keep it in my head for awhile. Here are a few images I snapped this morning.