Sunday, December 30, 2007

Is God Sanguine?

Day 3 - In God's Presence 40 days
In today's post I have decided to focus on other artists instead of my own sketches or work. I have several projects that are wip. I will post those at a later date.

Today the title is "The God Who Is Slow To Anger" and is about the everlasting covenant of the Rainbow between God and all living creatures. I am sure Rainbow Barbara in Germany would love this verse. I am captivated by the postcards in her post titled "Christmas." They are very powerful visuals.

I am still studying to figure out my personal symbols. The rainbow was a symbol, sign, covenant and reminder to God, Himself and to all creatures. The Rainbow of Hope was a reminder that the flood of God's anger had abated. I love the personal truth Jordan speaks of on this day: When It Rains It Pours - But When He Reigns, The Son Shines.
Do you remember the little girl holding her box of salt upside down and letting it pour out on the old Morton salt boxes? There was something I loved about looking at that little girl.

We are to be salt and light in the earth? Salt has so many uses. Once I did a study on salt and found out many interesting things about this product. Check it out for yourself and see what you come up with. You might be surprised! There is also a blog Salt that offers fun challenges to create and post on your blog. There are many different interpretations of the themes they pick and you can see other creative artists and the medium they work in.

"Sanguine" Postcards

I have been in a postcard group through VCQ since the fall of '05.
Our most recent theme is
We can interpret it anyway we choose. Here are a few interpretations. There are some great artists in this group. Their talent can be seen in their sanguine cards.
Oops the first one is turned wrong. It represents the element of air and the season of Spring. The right-hand corner card is Castle Sanguine and represents a photo by Nick Stooke. It was interpreted from the definition of sanguine - "a drawing in red crayon, red chalk, or the like."
The bottom-left card is an interpretation from a quote by Arthur Conan Doyle, Sr. "His sanguine spirit turns every firefly into a star. And the last one a compilation of views of poppies that has a lovely poem on the back by Francis Thompson titled The Poppy.
This postcard theme challenge is one of my WIP. Due at the beginning of the New Year. No actually I think it is due tomorrow. I have had an idea but could not figure out how to get it in postcard form. Suddenly, the idea has taken shape and is coming to fruition.


DeBee said...

Thanks for sharing other artist's work today, though I'm anxious to see your latest creations, too! I am especially excited about SALT! Just the kind of thing I would love to view and participate in. Happy New Year!

Barbara said...

thanks for sharing your thoughts in connection with my thoughts...the rainbow often is my connetion to my husband....waiting at the end of the rainbow...wish you a happy new Year..
HUGS Barbara

Barbara said...

dear dove(is this your name?),when you scroll down on each page of my blog you can find a playlist of all the songs. You also can create your own one. The second song is from Eric Clapton. I know that his song is a song for his brother who died in the same year as my husband.I love this song very much because the words are my words.
The first song is also part of my living because it shows my relationship to my husband . We were very closed together and we understood each other without saying a word.
But I know the singer of this song is not the right one. When my daughters wake up this morning (they are still sleeping:))I will ask them if they know the right one.
HUGs Barbara

Barbara said...

now I am foxier than before.
The first song is from Ronan Keating .
Warmly Barbara