When I look out at the world in my journey through the day, sometimes I forget to really see it. Perhaps that is why my drawing class was so good for me. It helped me to see beyond my thoughts. We always resolve to see God’s beauty at every moment. It is a precious, precious, lovely world in so many ways. There are stories of people doing loving things that really restore my faith in humanity. It keeps me from giving up when reality is smacking me in the face. I love to hear Louis Armstrong’s wonderful joyous voice singing “What a Wonderful World”. I mean that is one happy, heartwarming, tear-jerker of a song.
Anyway, in light of my little idea of looking out at the world and noticing little things, I did want to share my charcoal sketch of a landscape. I drew this in class. The professor put his photo of his sketch of this landscape. So we drew it from that. That seemed to help me quite a bit. My perspectives in the drawing are a little off, but even so, I love the details I noticed from his sketch that I then put in mine. It was amazing once again to see each of my fellow students’ creations of the same drawing. It reminded me a bit of the scene from the movie Mona Lisa Smiles….each of Julia Roberts’ students had done a paint by number painting of Van Gogh’s Sunflowers. Every single one was different. God made each of us special and unique. We all need each other in order to see the world. Many lenses. One world. Blessings on your day.