Says the inestimable Laura "Pelick" Siadak ...
I'd taken one of my sketchfest drawings and thrown it up on etsy ( [link] ), to just see if I'd get a bite. Nor did I have any idea of what to DO with it. I really didn't want to just *paint* in the lines, so to speak.
Thankfully, the person who scooped it up is one of those guys that seems to know exactly what to say
"Stepping across the masks like fallen leaves in Autumn, leaving them behind with a twinge of regret, but only a little." - Steven [link]
...so there we go.
It wasn't just a pile of leaves you jumped into as a child. It wasn't just puddle of water that you splashed at your sister on your way home from school. It never is "just" something normal or mundane. Those rocks have faces, the clouds have bears, and the trees whisper to each other when ever the wind blows.
That was my state of mind as a child, heck, I still sometimes have to look twice (though most time's I don't. I just accept the fact I saw a tree laugh at me).
Feel free to use any of my waterscape or landscape photographs as stock images. I ask only that you let me know, and that you post a link to the original.
The Heidelberg Catechism, published in 1563, remains one of the warmest expressions of the Christian faith ever written. This is how it begins.
What is your only comfort in life and in death?
That I am not my own,
but belong --
body and soul,
in life and in death --
to my faithful Savior Jesus Christ.
He has fully paid for all my sins with his precious blood,
and has set me free from the tyranny of the devil.
He also watches over me in such a way
that not a hair can fall from my head
without the will of my Father in heaven;
in fact, all things must work together for my salvation.
Because I belong to him,
Christ, by his Holy Spirit,
assures me of eternal life
and makes me wholeheartedly will and ready
from now on to live for him.