My choice for this year's word is "ASK" with echoes of "seek" and "knock".
These words in Luke 11 are what guided me in my selection.
"So I say to you, ask and it will be given to you,
seek and you will find, knock and it will be opened to you.
For everyone who asks, receives, and he who seeks finds
and to him who knocks it will be opened."
The progression from asking to seeking to knocking suggests that more is involved than just the words passing over one's lips. Like pursuing diligently, making inquiries and quite literally knocking on doors.
I am very much looking forward to this adventure of asking, seeking and knocking. I am sure I will be very surprised at the way it turns out and expect to be greatly enriched on many different levels.
One area that I will be asking myself about is my art work.
How much time am I prepared to give to it?
What do I hope to accomplish with it besides expressing myself creatively?
Is there a specific style that I want to cultivate?
These two pieces are from the same original photograph of a pink and yellow peony. The one above has a comic book filter applied as well as basic adjustments to contrast, brightness, highlights and shadows. The second version is processed with a watercolour filter. I really like the negative space to the right of the image.
This last piece I am sharing I call "Winter Tree". It has a watercolour filter and I have used Bonnie's pdpa Spring Light Canvas at 100% Burn blend mode.
And now I ASK you to come and browse the gallery over at Bonnies . . .