Monday, April 5, 2010

Now THAT'S Art!

Who endowed the heart with wisdom or gave understanding to the mind?
 Job 38:36 NIV

We have been made in God’s image (from which the word imagination derives), and no one outdoes God’s artistic flair, which is why people copy his art all the time. From a forsythia bush bursting with blooms, to a bowl of green apples, to clear vases of white tulips, they all drip with his creative involvement.

I just came in from my after-dinner walk, and I was delighted to view the beginning of God’s Spring Collection. Daffodils, pansies, and even a deep-purple hyacinth greeted me. Now that’s art. Art inspires, and inspiration beckons us to join in the creative process in all we do.

Color is paramount to art, and the wonderful thing about color is it can be splashed across all of life’s offerings: our attitudes, our speech, our clothing, our gift giving, and our emotional lives. Why are we so moved by a crimson sunset, an ocher-dappled masterpiece, and a fistful of fuchsia peonies? Have you ever become misty over a glorious musical arrangement, a stunning sunrise, or a stirring dramatic performance?

We are hardwired to respond emotionally to the wonder of art. I believe God has given us many elements in this life that help to heal us, inspire us, and remind us of our Creator, as well as enlarge our interior worlds.

— Patsy Clairmont
Excerpted from I Second That Emotion © 2008 by Patsy Clairmont.


Ramona said...

Great post!

Smiles ~ Ramona

Anonymous said...

Beautifully said.

Unknown said...

Nice work!!! Love it!