There is a place



There is a place deep within my soul where the gift of creation lives, dreams kissed by images too enchanting to leave behind. When I awake from a deep slumber, the images of the night greet me and lead me to the canvas or pen and ink. I find that when I let go of my surroundings and the characters in my play, I find His presence waiting for me like an old best friend.

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Spending time with Gods’ voice, I can retreat into the deepest part of my spirit. When I wander deeper still the muse of my heart gives birth to beautiful images, He is there and He always leads me to the window of my soul. That window is the entrance to heaven, where all beauty is born.



To be an artist is a gift, an ambassador to recording the images of Gods’ creation. When I am surrounded by the stillness and surrender to His will, I can capture the beauty I see, and create its’ memory. I wish I knew the path to Gods’ grace, so I could find my way whenever I pleased, so that I could create in the presence of His glory at my will. But being inspired is a gift painted by Gods’ Grace and given to us only when it is His will.

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Deep within my suffering at times, He paints His beauty within my soul. as if He reminds me, you’re almost there, remember heaven awaits, your hope lies in your salvation. He whispers “I am with you always in your pain, using it to paint your life’s canvas and to write the poetry of your life.” I see myself sitting high on a mountain top, as Jesus stands by my side. I am seated at an easel as He points to something beautiful beyond the horizon, and instructs me to look beyond my circumstances and paint what I see.

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Whether I paint what I see or place words on a page to recapture the beauty of the moment, He is with me, showing me the way, dancing with me as I try to find meaning in this life. There is a place deep within my soul where the gift of creation lives…but only my Savior can lead the way.


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“Yes, God will give you much so that you can give away much, and when we take your gifts to those who need them, they will break out into thanksgiving and praise to God for your help.” Corinthians 9:11


A photograph and painting of Jesus inspired by the muse of my heart, joined together to celebrate His precepts. The song for this post is Give Me Jesus, sung by the wonderful Fernado Ortega.

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Charli and me said...

What a beautiful, beautiful post. God has given you a wonderful gift talent. Thank you for sharing. God bless you. I hope you have a lovely day.

Carrie said...

Your post is such a wonderful expression of a Christian and an artist who receives and gives as God blesses and inspires.

Carrie said...

What a beautiful expression of how a Christian artist receives and gives as God blesses.

Charli and me said...

What a beautiful, beautiful post! So lovely! I can see God has gifted you with many talents. I hope you have a wonderful day!

a woman who is said...

Thanks Karen for speaking to the artist in me. A wonderful tribute to His creativity.

You are amazing with watercolors!

skoots1mom said...

i like to sketch but would love to paint like He paints through you...
come visit, any time!

CurtissAnn said...

Thank you, Karen, for not only sharing the beauty of your art, but for your words that help me to see myself and my own journey.
xxxooo

Virginia said...

Your paintings are beautiful and your words are inspiring .
What great and special gift God has given you.
And in returned you shared that gift with us. Thank You.
Blessings, Virginia

Mary Isabella and Kiley too! said...

First of all the header and all the drawings are so beautiful. Your creations bring so much love and joy to my heart and soul. You are a Blessing to me and all your are touching by using the talents your Lord has given you to bring honor to his name. You bring joy and beyond words pure and unselfish love to all those whose lives you touch in so many different and postive ways. I know what beauty you do and have brought to make life. You touch me in so many different realms of love. May all the days of your like be filled with sunshine and awesome beauty!!!...m...

windy angels said...

Karen, this is so beautiful. Your art is so amazingly wonderful as God has allowed you this opportunity. Your words, also, are an awesome reflection of God's love.
Thank you.
Angels be with you,
Wendy

Beverly said...

Karen, this was incredibly inspirational and beautiful.

Thank you for sharing.

Mimi Sue said...

You have a wonderful gift. How beautiful!

Mary Isabella and Kiley too! said...

I am so sorry for what happened to you. I can only say that your art and your writings are so amazingly beautiful that they touch me to the depths of my soul. If I could purchase eacn piece you create I would and I would fill my home with the blessings of your work. Your stories are so wonderful and as you know I use them often in the work I do with Children. You did not deserve to be treated in this manner I am so sorr that a loving, giving person like you was hurt with unkind wors. When you spen sp much time using words to help others, building them up and making them feel better about themselves. I am proud to call you my FRIEND!!!!!! hugs to you..Mary....

Mary Isabella and Kiley too! said...

I just reread my comment. I was typing so fast and without my glasses and I am sorry for all the spelling errors.....LOL...M...

Kathleen Grace said...

This is so inspiring Karen, thank you. God inspires us in so many beautiful ways if we onlylisten to Him:>)

Rhondi said...

My dear friend Karen
What beautiful words! You are a true reflection of God's love, grace and creativity and I love to read your words and enjoy your paintings.
Hugs, Rhondi

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