More Stowaways

There will be a shelter to give shade from the heat by day, and refuge and protection from the storm and the rain. (Isaiah 4:6 NASB)

“I am not afraid of storms, for I am learning to sale my ship.” (Louisa May Alcott)

Here are the latest stowaways! Most of them are related to art, or I will be using them in my collage works. 

I love this mini road atlas that I found in a booth at the flea market. The vendor gave it to me for free!

More resources for my artistic outlets.

I love maps, and I want to improve my lettering skills.

I found “vintage” art paper and a calendar with quaint illustrated floral arrangements. 

In my leisure time, I have been adding texture to my life through reading books and practicing art. These pursuits are like shade on a hot day and a refuge from the storms of life. I am so grateful for the gift of literacy; reading aids me in my ability to navigate this adventurous life.

The other day, I left my copy of The Artist’s Way on our “back porch” and it got drenched in the rain. It made me happy, because it gave it a well-used and well-loved look. And I can still read it. 

I’m working through it one week at a time. If you’ve never read it, it’s a great work on how to get unstuck from any lack of creativity or creative block you are experiencing in your life. I’m learning a lot about life from the text, as well as, how to tap into my created self.

Where do you find creative shade or spiritual refuge?

2 thoughts on “More Stowaways

  1. I find spiritual refuse in my Bible, in prayer, and in journaling. The Bible tells me what God wants me to hear. Prayer allows me to request His guidance and his presence for myself and for others. Journaling gives me the outlet to combine what I hear from God and what I request from Him. A lot of this sometimes turns up in my writing.

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