from the glossy trail of color
as eye and hand collaborate to compose form.
Deep in the brain
with the mysterious energy of being creative.
Satisfaction rises from my soul.
neglected modes of expression
like a saturated seed
each time paint streams from the brush.
"Those things that mark our creativity -
our sensual awareness, imaginative thinking, and manual skills -
are God given tools in our task of cultivating the earth...and...simply for our delight."
Art & Soul: Signposts for Christians in the Arts,
Hilary Brand & Adrienne Chaplin, P. 46