Wednesday, February 10, 2010

A GIFT FOR YOU... my book: 'Landscapes in Pastels'

I'm announcing the release of my book!

But the best part is that it's NOT for sale, it's a gift. Okay, the truth is you have to accept the gift in installments, but hey, it's free! I contemplated selling it, but in the final analysis I decided that it was better to give. Jesus tells us, "Freely you have received, freely give." So I will. I hope you enjoy and benefit from it. There's a lot in it about both the landscape and painting with the wonderful medium of pastels.

Take a look here: Landscape Painting in Pastels I have lots more to post there, but it will come. I'll post here when I add chapters, but if it's something you're interested in it will be best to follow that blog.

I have a fancy layout all done in MS Word format, but the blog seems to be the most direct and streamlined way to deliver the information. I hope you enjoy it!

Deborah

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Slow Fade, by Casting Crowns


Do you know this song? I heard it recently, though it isn't new. It's touched me. Songs can carry a lot of emotional weight. The line that caught my mind:

It's the second glance that ties your hands as darkness pulls the strings.

I'm reminded of King David, who was a mature man when he took a second long look at Bathsheba.

Then it happened one evening that David arose from his bed and walked on the roof of the king’s house. And from the roof he saw a woman bathing, and the woman was very beautiful to behold. (2 Sam. 11:2)

David didn't see her and look away. It was the second look that changed everything. It's root in Hebrew means in part 'to inspect'. He watched her, spellbound perhaps.

Who am I to cast stones at King David for this? I've beheld a thing or two in my life, too. (Saved by grace through faith...)

But I'm glad the song reminds us to be careful not to gaze or walk where we should never go.
Deborah