I read an article in Art Journal Magazine where they asked the artist were there any recurring themes in her journals. That came to mind today as I looked at this page. Houses are a recurring theme for me. I also notice that leaning buildings is another one for me. I know that when I draw, my houses tend to tilt and now I see that they do, also, when I cut them out and glue them onto the page. I never see this until I scan them into the computer. In years past this would have bothered me. I would never have posted a less than perfect (at least in my eyes) picture for the world to see.... Today... I think... oh well... it gives it character and maybe I'll become known for leaning houses and misspelled words. Today, I will embrace the imperfection of my work because it reflects who I really am... an imperfect child of God.. living the best I can day to day.
This page was inspired by my friend, Jana, who was visiting Germany and took pictures of wonderful old buildings. There are two pictures because when I finished the one on the left, I knew it needed something more. I didn't know what so I let it sit for a bit. I showed it to my trusted friends and asked them if they thought it needed cobblestones. Jana replied that she had walked on a lot of cobblestones when she took her pictures. I think they were exactly what it needed. I'm happy with it now.