While They’re Away. Sketches and Bible Reading Progress.

Progress in reading. Friends are away.

The Impossible Path

I have no idea how it got to be 7:30 am without a wink of sleep, but it’s here and I’m wide awake. I can recount all I’ve done. I’ve been rather productive, it’s just that it doesn’t seem as though it should be so late.

My closest friends and biggest support system are out of town at a convention called “Don’t Give Up.” I so want to be there!!! I can’t travel the three hours let alone sit for several hours for three days. I love that they’re getting encouragement. They’ll bring that back to me, but it hurts and feels as if I have been left behind. It doesn’t help that my therapist is also on vacation. I have to remember that I have friends in other congregations around the city and that I’m not alone.

I can’t believe I’m in the book of Revelation and will be finished with the entire Bible soon. I’m on Revelation 4 right now. Honestly, when I was a kid and read it I wasn’t sure what to think.  I know certain scriptures in the book but I can’t say I know what to expect because of how much time has passed since I read it.

Like my brother, I learned to read at age three. At age 6 I was reading out loud from the Bible.

I enjoy the translation I have because it’s in my language, 21st century English. I wouldn’t get past the book of Numbers if I had to read in a language spoken in the 16th century.

This is the second time in my life I’ve read the Bible all the way through. I got more out of it this time. I look forward to reading the last page of Revelation so I can turn the book over and start again with Genesis. Awesome sauce!

For some reason my entry The Armageddon Sleeper comes to mind.  lol

The News

I made the mistake of checking the news. Rhianna is a force for women’s education in so-called third world countries? Hmm. Interesting. I read everything from Hitler’s home being taken by the government to Donald Trump going on yet another Twitter tirade. I laughed out loud when I read a senator’s response: “Please just stop. This isn’t normal.” No it isn’t. I see that the several countries have people protesting in the streets. I see a lot of anger and hate. There are many ways people learn hate and divide, this is the methodical way I was taught to hate. I see the Jenner sisters are being themselves. Dear Jenner’s, do you not understand the word ‘copyright’? What on earth? … This is where I pivot to my own art work.

Art. It’s time to start scanning.  

Anyway, while the day wore on, I punched out two drawings. I have removed most of the sketches in my sketchbook so I can scan them and begin working on them.

Lady in Scribbles Tonight’s two drawings are very different from one another. Both are line drawings but one is full, maybe even a bit stressful while the other is a woman in scribble lines.

The sunflower painting way at the beginning of the entry is called “The Impossible Path.” I’ve yet to decide what media will be used to fill in the spaces. I know it won’t be colored pencil but I’ve not decided if I’ll use acrylic and ink or use oil stick.

This line drawing with a lady in scribbles will be acrylic paint. I’d like to keep her uncluttered, clean. We’ll see.

The best thing about scanning before I start to work is that I can print off my black and white line drawing and start again. I also like to see the original creative path. Somewhere in the middle I photograph the work so I can see where I want to go with it. If I get lost I can look back and see my path. There’s actually a method to my madness. 🙂

Alright, its 8 am and my pillow is calling.


June 30th, 2017, 8:13 am EST

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