The sight of sheep grazing in the distance is not one with which I am accustomed. Therefore, when I do see it, I always stop and gaze. --such a peaceful sight. I always think of Psalm 23 and the metaphor of God's being like a shepherd. Conversely, I am to be like a sheep, a metaphor of total trust, dependence, and simplicity. I struggle with the trusting dependence; however, I qualify for the simple category, stupid at times. Yes, sheep can be quite dumb, that I am more than I like to admit. These sheep are just waiting for the shepherd to make his move. I pray that I will learn to be as dependent on my "heavenly shepherd." ----just watching, counting on Him to meet my every need.
A quote from Grant Wood describes a condition from which he and many of us suffer: taking too much for granted. Wood said, "...To my great joy, I discovered that in the very commonplace, in my native surroundings, were decorative adventures and that my only difficulty had been in taking them too much for granted." Woods' words ring with truth. My goal as an artist is to capture the wonder of the often overlooked ordinary, the commonplace beauty around us, those little details that make all the difference in our daily lives. The rough hue of rocks, lush blue woodlands, weathered wood grains, and distant meandering dirt roads never cease to appeal to me. I attempt to share the beauty from which routine blinds us. My work can be purchased on ebay or by contacting me personally.