Healing Art

He Makes All Things New ©Rebecca Finch

He Makes All Things New ©Rebecca Finch

Last week was quite possibly the worst week in my life, and each day continues to be a challenge. Our lives will never be the same and I imagine years from now I may still be shedding tears over the changes that we have experienced. However as always, good things come from painful situations. We are already seeing good come. Somehow the healing will take place and I believe that for me, the Lord has given me ideas and a creative outlet for working out this pain for His good.

He Makes All Things New was started the week before my world was rocked. But as I finished the painting today and looked back on what I was beginning to see as God’s idea of last week, I had to recognize that He is doing a new thing in our lives. And since everything God does is good I am in awe of how He has wielded a devastating week into joy and blessing. Only He can do such things.

Stay tuned for more paintings in this collection as I somehow put on canvas through still life the healing that I have miraculously received from Him in just a few days. It should have taken me a year to get here. Praise the Lord for the new things He does!

Pennypacker Park

They said it was going to be sunny and warm.
I believed them, and was not disappointed.

In an effort to take advantage of the fleeting days of autumn (and thus the fleeting days of bearable weather), the Pennypacker Park on the Cooper River became my studio, today. My arrival was later than intended, and with only 3 hours to paint, it became clear that a rushed pace would be mine for the afternoon.

After parking, with camera in hand, I took my ritual walk about to assess the landscape and decide the best location for the painting. After narrowing down the spot, I returned to the car for the necessities.

Pennypacker Park ©Rebecca Finch 2006

Apparently the rain from last week was a little overwhelming for the soil as much of the area where I wanted to set up resembled a swamp. I found a slushy island to set up camp where my bag,( poor bag, there was nowhere else for it to go than on the ground), became soaked through on the bottom – along with my camera and business cards. No harm done, though.

During one of my breaks, I took a few photographs. This will definitely be a park that I will want to come back to in the springtime.

I became inspired by the leaves. What a beautiful way to die.

 

The sun passes through the leaves as though they are stained glass. The Master Artisan created living stained glass. Something we humans can only attempt to imitate.

 

Canadian Geese apparently have a popular hangout. Aside from their personalities, they are really beautiful birds. I wonder how much longer they’ll be around before flying to warmer places.