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Monday, July 26, 2010

Purple - My Favorite Color! - 2010

We were sharing in our ladies' class before church yesterday. I remember thinking ‘what do Christians do on a Saturday night (hypothetically) if not ‘out partying’?’ I’d thought about how boring it must be. Was I ever so very wrong! In so many ways, all the ladies in the class were on the same page, as in every Sunday morning. Everything points to our learning about the same ‘truth’ from God’s word. It is so very beneficial that I hate to miss a class. Many times we go on to church with the Pastor's sermon just reiterating what the ladies were also working on.

Being a Christian has proved to me to be far from boring.  I don’t remember being bored for even a day or an hour for this entire 22 years.   My daily walks with the Lord have proven to be an eye opening, mostly enjoyable experience. He knows who I am. He created me so He knows every part of me. He knows what makes my life interesting to me and He loves me so He provides me with much to intrigue me. For instance, the following happened just this morning, and I had to share it with a few of my closest friends. I sent this e-mail: “Good morning! Just had to share this with you! Years ago (when a teen) I remember reading what favorite colors could mean about a person which is why I didn’t pick purple as I thought it meant that I was too bold. As I’m starting my 2nd collage “Ode to Purple”, I was praying about its composure and it came to mind to look up the definition of a person whose favorite color is purple and when I saw it I actually shrieked with tears coming to my eyes. It is so me! WOW! As I read it again, I’m so overwhelmed!  The first sentence is that I believe God has shown me that one of my main tasks is to let people know how unique they are.  That God made each of us unique for a special reason! Quite cool!

“Purple: Purples are highly individual, fastidious, witty and sensitive, with a strong desire to be unique and different. Temperamental, expansive and artistic, a Purple person may become aloof and sarcastic when misunderstood. If you chose Purple, you tend to be unconventional, tolerant and dignified, likely to achieve positions of authority.” (From: http://www.care2.com/greenliving/favorite-color-personality.html?page=3)

Explanation of my art on my fan page: “Most of my artwork is inspired by our Creator's Complexity in that He created each one of us so unfathomable that one has to look many times over to see every aspect of each and every one of us! I appreciate that uniqueness and value those who dare to be who God created them to be! I hope you enjoy my art and appreciate that I also include a bit of whimsy as me being who I was created to be! I don't expect you to love it all but I hope you find something that you can appreciate. Thank you for looking!””

This is being revised to add the poem that I wrote about Purple and a photo of the collage that I made:

Ode to Purple

I decided to journey
into what makes “me” up
To see beyond this
50 Year old disabled lady.
The old fear of this color
behind me.
I delve into it again.
The Purple
I see that
is truly there inside.
It was “me” all the time…
now God’s freedom
is letting “me” out!
The Purple “me” I see,
I like!

I just posted a photo on Facebook of one of my first paintings. I have not really done any painting until just the last couple of months so I've posted several photos to an album entitled "Playing", along with a few playful drawings that I've started to do again, not doing much drawing at all since prison (more than 20 years ago). The painting I am sharing I did a couple of weeks ago. I realized that I liked it more than any I'd done yet because the brush strokes felt like they represented a freedom to me. But, then while taking some good photos of it yesterday, it hit me -- it looks like the purple is exploding -- purple freedom -- however you say it! I love it even more now. I think I'll frame this one and hang it somewhere in my home as a special memory to me! Check it out:

If you are blessed by this blog entry, please leave me a comment as it totally encourages me to write more. I will appreciate it even more than you know and even consider it as a special gift from you! Thank you & may God bless your coming and your going!