Friday, November 20, 2015


 To dwell with someone or with something has interesting stages. Here I would like to compare my dwelling with my newest painting to dwelling with the Holy Ghost. Both have been companions of mine for some time recently.
 The companionship of the Holy Ghost is ever so most more important than my painting but I see similarities that draw me in.


What does the spirit need to teach me? What colors and shapes will emerge on the new canvas.


There are many layers that need to be patiently anticipated. The outcome is not the main objective. Commitment to the process is required.


When I listen well I get amazing smaller vignettes of detail.


If I open myself to variety I hear more subtle shades and textures.


Sometimes the spirit shows you how to go around the edges.

Full Engagement

When you hear and obey the composition comes together and you literally rejoice every time you spend time together.

         I write on Fridays with a large group who inspire me. Only five minutes and without much thought to perfection. I write, prompted by one word that sends my thoughts to the keyboard and hopefully make sense.


  1. visiting from FMF. i found your post interesting with the interplay of the pictures and words. well done. :)

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  2. Gabriele, I love your painting, it's really beautiful, and those are some great similarities you draw out between dwelling with the Holy Spirit and dwelling with your painting as you create it.

  3. I always enjoy when you combine your painting with your words. I also enjoy your color palette and process you take us through. Lovely, Gabriele.

  4. Love your paintings, especially the one that goes around the edges. Beautiful words and pictures.

  5. I've always loved free fall writing and it's one way that I began writing and a way in which I have encouraged others in workshops. I love how the free fall writing plus your paintings combine so perfectly in enriching your experience with them.


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