“Every good and perfect gift is from above.” James 1:17
I enjoy gazing on a canvas full of paint. I love studying just about any picture. Whether it looks real or is just a pattern. A few years ago I was watching TBN and a girl named Akiane was on the show. She was eleven at the time and I was completely breath taken by her gorgeous paintings that looked better than most adults would paint. Now she is about thirteen and had continued her paintings. She paints for fun, paints with talent, but most importantly paints for God. I invite you to visit her website below and browse her gallery. Take your time, there are many beautiful ones, but there may be a few that catch your eye.
There are many different types of art. Painting, drawing, photography, poetry, even singing or acting are considered “fine arts”. I enjoy all of them, but there are a few that I am better at. When I am exploring nature in my backyard or have gone to a state park, I can’t help but take MANY snapshots. Here is one of my favorites below. My brother held an azalea in front of a small waterfall at a garden. Wasn’t it nice of him to pose?
I also love writing poetry. It seems to help squeeze all of my thoughts onto the paper in a creative way. Not to mention using such lovely words.
The Horse’s Mount
Tis’ was a foggy day he trod
Across the grassy field
Heavy winds raked the sod
Its currents would not yield.
But still this day the rider rode
Under skies of gray
No sign of path or dusty road
To help the rider on his way.
Now as he continued his violent ride
Thunder rumbled and lightening cracked
Not a human by his side
Just a horse to lead him back.
Now he saw his wisdom had failed
To choose this day to roam
So with great passion “giddy-up” he wailed
And turned his steed toward home.
I also enjoy listening to music and playing music of my own. I love playing the piano and singing in the choir. There are a few albums I like listening to the best.
I absolutely love the song “A Psalm of Praise” By Jeffery L. Ames and “A Joyful Alleluia” By Keith Christopher. My choir sung both of these and I almost cried they were so beautiful. I love all of the arts, and I thank God for giving everyone talents so that we can share them with others.