Life in the Clouds.
I had the opportunity to be a part of the 'Lexington Art Fusion Project' this summer. The project, sponsored by LexArts, invited local artists to create works of art for our local community or public service buildings around the city that suffer from a blank-wall-syndrome.
I was over at a friend's house with a spiritual mountain of oppression on my shoulders. Have you ever been there? I felt like a drowned sheep; surrounded by wolves. My back pressed up against a cold rock of fear and doubt. Nothing I tried seemed to get me out of this funk. My dear friend, Julie, said. "Let's call Pastor Tim and have him pray over you."
Oh I loved him! His face lined by countless years. His large, weathered hands and staff was a testimony of his desert wanderings. His whole life spent in the center of some of the world's most historical moments. Not to mention God's prophetic timeline.
How does the artist-mom of two young ‘n’s in Lexington, Kentucky get anything 'artistic' accomplished? Well, it’s not a fall off a log. It's more like mountain climbing. Pure. Artistic. Determination. And a smidgen of strategy. (Plus a few giant mugs of green tea with honey and lemon to keep my eyes open.)
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