"Are we prepared to promote conditions in which the living contact with God can be reestablished? For our lives today have become godless to the point of complete vacuity. God is no longer with us in the conscious sense of the word. He is denied, ignored, excluded from every claim to have a part in our daily life." - Alfred Delp, S.J.

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Busy repainting earlier works...

Super Hero Blessing


That's what I'm doing ... repainting earlier works.

It's either that or burn them.

I've done some retablos so far - but I don't like them.

I'm repainting a couple of large panels - I decided to try glazing - layering glazes for depth and so on.

I don't know how - but it might work.

I'm thinking I've been in the wrong group of bloggers.

When I was little, things were the same as they are today.

All the way through ... to now.

My thoughts go back to this: keep yourself as pilgrims and strangers ...

That's the one consistent aspect of my life.

Today I'm repainting The Dream.

I think.

I put up some Christmas lights yesterday - around the bas-relief of Our Lady on the trellis outside my door.  A strand of 300 low voltage teeny-tiny-mini lights.  It reminds me of sprites or fire flies swarming about.

Song for this post here.


10 comments:

  1. Glad you're painting, Ter. I was getting worried.

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    1. Thanks. Do you remember Lloyd from Seinfeld? He pretended to sell Mr. Costanzas computers and never sold a one. I didn't paint today - I had to stucco patch.

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  2. Sounds wonderful, Terry. Enjoy the gifts that have been granted to you and thank you again for sharing them with all of us.

    Praying for you always.

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    1. I appreciate your prayers very much. Thank you.

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  3. +JMJ+

    Well, if I am in it, it is definitely the wrong group of bloggers . . .

    I was going to tell you not to burn any of your old paintings . . . but just a few months ago, I destroyed many of my old journals. The ones that I saved, I saved only because I mentioned the plan to do so on Facebook, and people who barely knew me (i.e., "Facebook friends") were so earnest about talking me away from the ledge. But I can't imagine what I want those other ones for. I'll burn them quietly next time I have the chance.

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    1. I've burned many a journal...

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  4. Just to let you know that if you repaint that picture with me in it that I am now a platinum blonde.

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    1. Really? Anyway - I am going to soften it - I hope.

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  5. Repainting or reliving? What?

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