A Wordless Wednesday Illustration for Everything Red.
When arms open wide,
To welcome in the broken,
Solace is embraced.
Ronovan Writes Haiku Challenge: Open & Solace
I thought about JOY all day, ever since I saw the prompt for RDP Saturday. I had visions of a glorious stained glass window—and what I imagined was quite beautiful.
My mom and I finished our shopping today so we experienced great joy, but our feet were tired and not much else was accomplished. I didn’t sit down to work on this until an hour before midnight, as with many nights, and let’s just say it’s been a long evening.
My featured image tonight is nothing like what I imagined, but it has grown on me. I think it’s an emotional piece, because I worked very hard at making lines and symmetry—and then I just let loose and started spinning and changing colors (you would really understand that comment if you saw the original).
I imagined myself like a child, you know… like how they are when they get upset at their coloring project and they start making long hard scribbles all over the page. I think I totally get it now. It’s a release of some sort.
Needless to say, I like it. You can find joy in it if you look for it. I think that’s what I like the most about it. It’s just like life. Joy isn’t always sitting atop your nose, staring you in the face and shouting, “Hey, look at me! I am JOY!”
No… I don’t think joy is like that. Joy is quiet, unassuming, and abstract. And it’s not without it’s downsides, just like my mom and I finding joy in our shopping today, but coming home with tired feet.
And with the current state of the world, JOY is not easy to spot, but it’s there…. Just waiting for you to find it.
Well… it’s 2020, so that would end the year in a way that is par for the course. We laid out the red carpet for him and everything! And now that I mentioned “par for the course,” it would have been fun to put a hole out there in those green mountains with a flagstick in it. Ha! Maybe that’s where Santa is… he’s GOLFING!
I thought this image was perfect for tonight’s Everything Red and my countdown to Christmas. It was actually inspired by a couple of Pinterest finds. I was going for the stained glass look when I started out, but as things progressed it went a little haywire.
Anyway… I’m not going to say much else because it’s late and I’m tired and if I try to go on it will probably sound like babble. So… that’s all for now.
I hope you enjoyed the image,
And have a wonderful weekend!
I was excited to take part in this prompt (almost a day late), so I scanned through my images thinking I would find something rustic, like a tree in the woods. I saw the folder with scanned family photographs and found this one of my great great grandfather, and thought it would be so cool for the prompt! Is that rustic or what? And, oh, the simple lives they must have led… From Laboratory to Consumer!
About a month ago I started digging around the internet to work on a family tree, but I’ve barely scratched the surface so far. I think I made it to my great great grandparents on my mother’s side of the family (the Scots-Irish side), so I have a long way to go with her family and then it’s on to my Dads side (his grandfather pictured above).
Talk about a writing prompt; wouldn’t it be fun to write a story based on what you can learn through your family’s history? Hmmm. That’s something to think about. Anyway…
I just thought this would be a fun image to share.
RDP Thursday: Rustic Simplicity