What a statement... I've really always wondered exactly what this really meant...
"And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free."
I know how I've applied it to my life at different times,
or how I'd like to apply it to other's lives at certain moments,
but all along I never really got it.
Religion has always been something I'm drawn to,
but yet I've ran from it to. Being raised with little to none...
it was a fascinating mystery that many of my friends had that I did not.
As a teenager, I thought I was buddhist
and was ready to take to the world with my robe and bowl
and settle to meditate...
didn't work too well for me!
But, I think that's just it... that's part of it.... seeking the truth.
I've accidentally discovered faith through my art.
Being asked to create pieces that have scripture on them.
At first this seemed really awkward considering
I have never proclaimed to be religious...
or as I would often times say, "That into it."
But strangely enough these seem to be the pieces
that flow off my brush and onto the canvas... effortlessly.
These are the pieces that inspire me,
give life to new ideas and techniques, and almost never
(almost) frustrate me while creating.
So here is another piece inspired by faith...
something I constantly seek and
discover in my life and on this artful journey.
Faith takes truth and honesty to discover...
which can be very scary...
this morning I read a blog post from a blogger friend