As an artist, I work with different colors, hues, and shades to bring my art to life.
A couple of weeks ago, I was asked to do an art presentation for my church. They are doing a lenten series on Spirit, Health, & Healing. I had no other guidance as to what was expected other than some sort of artsy thing. Of course, I said YES with absolutely no idea of what I was going to do or even talk about!
Within 1-1/2 weeks of constant meditating on this, I came up with the puzzle pieces one by one. It started with how color effects our emotions and mood. Ok….I would ask myself….”How do I tie this into the Bible and our faith? And, What hands-on project am I going to do in a 30 minute session?”
Then with my trusty computer in hand, I searched the internet for the meaning of colors and then verses in the Bible for each color. The only one I knew at that time was in the book of Genesis mentioning the Rainbow.
That showed me the colors I am going to work with, meanings, and connection to the Bible and our faith. What am I going to do for a hands-on project (remember in 30min). The stipulation was to use all the colors in the Rainbow.
I toyed with Rainbow? A Cross? None of these seemed to really fit what I was trying to achieve. Then I was in Mass on Sunday and suddenly a picture came into mind of a meadow, blue sky, sun, clouds, and crosses (image above). So I completed the sample and decided that I am not going to show them this until the very end. I will do one with them to illustrate where I want them to place the color.
The Holy Spirit really helped me in putting this together! I wish I was an attendee rather than a presenter to enjoy it, however, I will enjoy presenting it as well!
Tuesday, April 4 at 6pm is when I am presenting it at the UB Newman Center in Amherst, New York. Please join us if you can!!