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.
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.