Books + Painting, A Local Opportunity

I love the library. It’s one of my favorite places on earth. I have a book problem. Too many books, not enough time. Books are my favorite. I have right now, at this moment, bookmarks in at least 6-10 books around my house. I’ve lost count. Some I may never finish. I am a good starter, not such a good finisher. I tell my family I would work at the library…for fun. Maybe I will someday. Either there, or Hobby Lobby. Who knows? But I do know I’d have more money if I worked at the library. I’d work at Hobby Lobby not only for fun, but for free, because I’d spend all my money there. Back to the library, so I can afford groceries in retirement. :)

I was thrilled to be asked to teach a mixed media class at the library. How perfect: book and painting. Two of my passions. Does it get better? What a great way to spend a Saturday afternoon! I will be there painting a lovely ocean theme inspired by the verse “Be still and know that I am God” (Psalm 46:10). I will be cultivating a devotional mood in a quiet corner, away from the busy fray of life. Sounds like heaven, doesn’t it?

Here is a sample canvas panel of the same theme:


Doesn’t look too intimidating, right? I will lead through it step-by-step. If books and painting sound like your kind of day, come join me! You’re my kind of people. The class is October 17th from 1-4 pm at the New Carlisle Library . Cost is $20, which includes all supplies needed to make your own mixed media masterpiece. Sign up at the library, advance registration and payment are required. Come away with me to the ocean; be still when the world is loud.

Take heART,