How do you keep your values front and center in your life? Last month, a friend helping a local group of social workers review their core values approached me about creating a painting. During their brainstorming, the team brainstormed words and some images that helped them visualize their values. The group generated images of a child under a tree, an artist painting their future, and Rosie the Riveter. After seeing the image of the artist, my friend generously thought about my paintings and called me up, seeking a commission. She asked for a painting that incorporated the images and the words that the team had brainstormed together. It was a joy and a learning opportunity to do this painting for Katy! She plans to hang the artwork in her office and make prints that the other team members could view daily.
It was a joy to be asked by my friend and colleage, Rev. Kathy Pittenger, to speak about rest with the Launch! Faith Formation team. I shared some of my connections between my practice of painting intuitively, Sabbath practice, and Jesus’ reorientation of sabbath day. Find my contributions in the video below and find the whole Launch! series at https://www.launchfaith.com/launch.html
If you want to explore these connections more, check out my painting events. Hope to rest with you soon!