something new

Any Joy?
In reaction to my heavy involvement with reading and writing these days, I’m trying something new on my blog – drawings/journal pages. I don’t know what this will turn into, but I’ll give it a go.

This is partly coming from a brief identity crisis the other day as my sense of self, a recovering missionary turned seminary student, is struggling to hold on the designer/artist that’s starting to clamor a bit to get out. I’m surrounded by teachers, youth directors and future pastors who are all wonderful and say brilliant things, but aren’t like me.

After class on Tuesday, I hopped in my car and broke out of my Pasadena bubble (lovely as it is) and made the trek to Santa Monica to sit on the beach with a sketch book, charcoal, and no pressure to create anything. There is something so soothing about waves hitting the shore, and sand between my toes, wind in my hair and charcoal … well … all over my hands.

This is a sketch from last night looking at a stack of books on my desk, asking myself if there’s any joy in this road I’m on … turns out there’s plenty.

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One Response to “something new”

  1. Vanessa Says:

    Hey! My uncle lives just minutes from Santa Monica Pier. I love visiting that area…it has been awhile though.

    You did a great job on the design for the direct mail for Team France šŸ™‚ We had a conference call this morning and were discussing our excitement to get to Paris, and at the same time the peace that God is taking care of the timing.

    Love, Vanessa

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