Friday, January 9, 2009

Putting One's Faith in Action

Sleeping in Safety ©Antonia Ruppert
Watercolor/Pastel on Paper

This week, I watched a TD Jakes video entitled Put Your Faith in Action. It inspired me to not let my dreams die. In the message, TD Jakes said faith works if you work it. This week I worked it.

I painted more. I added exercise to my daily routine. And I simply prayed. Praying is always an example of putting one's faith in action. It takes faith to be close to God...faith to believe.

This watercolor painting - "Sleeping in Safety" describes what I want for myself, my daughter and women everywhere - to experience love and safety. The swirls and waves came to me like a rush. I painted them first on watercolor paper. Then my daughter allowed me to draw her which I did. That pastel/charcoal drawing was then added on top of the watercolor. Voila!

3 comments:

Joyce Owens said...

Hi Tony:

Thanks for your comments on Joyce Owens: Artist on Art. Hope you made the Noyes Cultural Arts exhibition in Evanston (ends on March 12, 2009). Going back to look at your work on your website.
Best wishes,
Joyce

Joyce Owens said...

Sorry, TONI. went on automatic pilot with the spelling!

Antonia Lucas-Ruppert said...

Hello Joyce, Thanks for stopping by and for your generous comment. It is appreciated.

Toni