Aug 31, 2013

Paint Flows

"Gladiola in Profile", Oil on canvas, Lisa Moreland
Paint flows from brush to canvas. 
Delight springs 
from the glossy trail of color
as eye and hand collaborate to compose form. 
Deep in the brain 
synapse sing 
with the mysterious energy of being creative. 
Satisfaction rises from my soul. 
Dismissed aptitude,
neglected modes of expression 
and unfold 
like a saturated seed 
each time paint streams from the brush.
Lisa Moreland 

"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


  1. Dear Lisa
    As the Creator of our creative talents, I think our Lord delights in us when we create things that adds beauty to the world we live in!
    Blessings XX

    1. Yes HE did Mia! Our God designed our brains to pursue creative endeavors and experience passionate engagement in that process. For me it can also be a means of praise for all of HIS creation. Glad you stopped by :)

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    1. LOL! Happy you found some kindred thoughts in these words.

  3. Hmm! Good thinking process. And prodding into our hearts, to focus on the Lord and His way of Creation.

  4. "Each time paint streams from the brush" - makes me think of fresh chances and new opportunities to lend ourselves to His creativity. Beautiful. So happy you offered this to the Sunday Community!

    1. Pleased to have you stop by today! Loved finding your blog via today's LinkUp. Read with great pleasure several of your posts!

  5. So glad to have found your blog; it's full of beauty and wisdom......I too want to bring glory and honor to God through the creative gifts He has given me....I look forward to visiting you again...