Surprisingly, this week’s challenge was my hardest yet; though knowing my strengths and weaknesses, I guess that’s really not so surprising. While in many ways “Friday’s Snack” is minimalistic and looks very simple, it beat me up! The perspective made what I thought would be an easy piece very challenging. On top of that, it is just so difficult for me to keep my style loose. Truth be told, what you see is ‘take two’. The first attempt I abandoned half way through as it was becoming everything I am fighting against (as was I), and in watercolor you cannot go backwards.
That in and of itself is a big step for me. I usually FIGHT my way through a painting until I am happy with it again. With Redemption I did that for MONTHS until God finally took it out of my hands when I accidentally spilled dark paint across the Lamb. This strong-willed girl is learning to let go sooner in art…not because I don’t like something, but in watercolor it comes to a point where it is past redeeming. So, I started “Friday’s Snack” over and applied what I had just learned on the first attempt and definitely enjoyed the process more the second time…though the painting and I still fought! Haha.
Those who know me well know that I didn’t actually eat BOTH cookies…but one would have been far too pathetic looking. Haha!
If you missed my post which explains this year-long challenge, please read You’re Invited To The Unveilings.
Depth, perception and detail…..that is what you are all about, a reflection of your Father.
I’da ate the cookies and called it a day
Jean Gigante says
Love the picture, and Friday night snack I will snack with you anytime. 1. You are lovely and intelligent etc…2. I would eat the entire row and give you the ONE.
Ps. Oreos are my FAVORITE
Brian Deamer says
That’s awesome. Nothing better than oreos. Although there is no way I would be able to only eat one, or even two. Great work.
Sweet! Take 2 and call me in the morning!
That is beyond what I would attempt!!! It is loose, but still has the perfect amount of detail…enough to make me want those cookies.
I love being able to see your work week by week, as you try new things for you!
We can all relate to doing things the same way as always. What joy when we break out and experience the new things.
Uncle Allan says
Your God-given talent always amazes me, even with something this “simple”. That you create out of your weakness in which the Lord’s strength resides makes it even more wonderful.Love you.
Diane Houtsma says
Oh Michele, I so appreciate being able to share your journey with you through your blog and beautiful art work. I am so blessed by your honesty and vulnerability. And truth be told, I am amazed and also jealous of your gift. I long for creativity to come from me, but alas I have yet to find it! Yet, I am so touched by what flows from you. I look so forward to your paintings and writings, Michele, and I continue to think about what you wrote about perseverance. Thank you, Michele Much love to you.
Awesome! I love hearing about the journey from beginning to end.