Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Face in the Clouds

This is a cloud painting I did in January 2012--little realizing what heartache the coming year held in its grasp.  This painting reminded me of one of the Psalms of King David.

God, You are my God;
I shall seek You earnestly;
My soul thirsts for You,
I yearn for You in a dry and weary land
Where there is no water.
Thus I have beheld You in the sanctuary
To see Your power and Your glory.

Because Your loving kindness is better than life,
My lips will praise You,
So I will bless You as long as I live.
I will lift up my hands in Your name.

...For You have been my help
And in the shadow of Your wings
My soul clings to You;
Your right hand upholds me.
~ Psalm 63:1-5, 7 
A Psalm of David

When there is nothing left to hang onto...
God is there.

I have felt melancholy at times...a little lost.  I am sure it has a lot to do with Dad's death.  I was my Daddy's girl always.  Tears seem close to the surface especially in the evenings.  How grateful I am to God--He holds me safe beneath the soft shadow of His wings.  His Shadow overshadows life's shadows.

I wanted to share the original cloud picture from which I created the painting above.  You can see it below.

 As you can see--I didn't have to do much enhancement of what was already there.

I'm putting this up for Guest Heart Thursday--as there are several hearts to be found.

For more heart art, photography and altogether fabulous heart stuff from around the world, visit Clytie at Random Hearts for Guest Heart Thursday.


Andrea said...

Oh i didn't know it is a painting if you didn't say so. But actually the face in the painting is more obvious than the original, besides you opened the eyes so it becomes more personal. Splendid

Maria said...

I also feel really lonely and even lost sometimes whenever I think of my granddad who passed away in 2007...

There's just that unexplainable longing and pain. And I would cry uncontrollably.

The Psalms here in your post is beautiful... when I think of my granddad, I think of him together with Celine Dione's song, 'Wind Beneath My Wings"