As I pray, I often take time to be still and listen. Being a visual person, sometimes an image comes to mind. Over the past few years I have taken the time to try and paint out some of these pictures.
When I start to paint the images I see in my head, I take time to ask questions and engage with the picture. Why is this tree so tall? Why do the colours look the way the do? What does this signify in my life, or in the lives of those around me? What can I learn about God from this image? Usually the image takes on the most meaning when I'm actually in the process of painting and actively reflecting.
Sometimes the product turns out just like what I imagined in my mind, and often it doesn't. But the process of listening, and reflecting has been so rich in my life. It makes art take on a whole new level of refreshment.
Also a picture of reattaching individual feathers to a body. We can fly farther when we are connected together.