Elizabeth Scripturient (the delinquent, ecumenical (hermionesviolin) wrote,
Elizabeth Scripturient (the delinquent, ecumenical
hermionesviolin

[Art] September - December

[also viewable on gallery pages 3-5]


art at home 8.1 [Fri. Sept. 24, 2010] art at home 8.1 [Fri. Sept. 24, 2010]
Dreamboard

text:
the One who began a good work in you
will be faithful to complete it

art at home 8.1 [Fri. Sept. 24, 2010] art at home 8.1 [Fri. Sept. 24, 2010]
Dreamboard (scanned because the photos weren't coming out well)

text:
the One who began a good work in you
will be faithful to complete it

art at home 8.2 [Fri. Sept. 24, 2010] art at home 8.2 [Fri. Sept. 24, 2010]
sukkah




art at home 9.1 [Tues. Sept. 28, 2010] art at home 9.1 [Tues. Sept. 28, 2010]
Hosanna! Preaching Seminary's "Luke and Us" program had its first conference call. During the intros, I found myself pulling out my pad of drawing paper and the colored pencils I had bought last time I was at CVS, because people were talking about the story of the woman with the flow of blood and I felt compelled to sketch about that.
art at home 9.2 [Tues. Sept. 28, 2010] art at home 9.2 [Tues. Sept. 28, 2010]
The flow of blood here looked pretty, while I had wanted it to be upsetting, so I added in some black, but that still wasn't working, so I abandoned the piece.
art at home 9.3 [Tues. Sept. 28, 2010 -- finished some days later, because I needed to buy a pencil sharpener] art at home 9.3 [Tues. Sept. 28, 2010 -- finished some days later, because I needed to buy a pencil sharpener]
I had wanted to evoke the temple curtain being torn in two at the Passion, though I don't have practice in rendering torn cloth...





art at home 10.1 [Mon. Oct. 11, 2010] art at home 10.1 [Mon. Oct. 11, 2010]
The text says, "HOW SHALL WE SING YHWH'S SONGS IN A FOREIGN LAND?"

Yet another example of my wanting to work through negativity and having a piece end up looking just sort of nice and pretty.

art at home 10.2 [Mon. Oct. 11, 2010] art at home 10.2 [Mon. Oct. 11, 2010]
Since drawing my negativity wasn't working, I opted to draw something more soothing.





Art Night 11 [Nov. 11, 2010] Art Night 11 [Nov. 11, 2010]





Art at Home 11.1 [Sat. Nov. 6, 2010] Art at Home 11.1 [Sat. Nov. 6, 2010]
haven't done art in a while...
thinking about feeling off-center, including my resistance to committing the darkness to art
Art at Home 11.2 [Sat. Nov. 6, 2010] Art at Home 11.2 [Sat. Nov. 6, 2010]
"Jerusalem, Jerusalem, the city that kills the prophets..." (Matthew 23:37-24:14)

Also: Jesus' Baptism (Matthew 3).

[I was Reflecting on the "Jerusalem, Jerusalem..." passage at Rest and Bread on Nov. 17.]

Art at Home 11.3 [Sat. Nov. 6, 2010] Art at Home 11.3 [Sat. Nov. 6, 2010]
text:
Emmanuel - God with us
for lo, I am with you always

---

I wasn't sure what I wanted to do with this piece, and nothing presented itself to me






Art at Home 12 [Sun. Nov. 14, 2010 -- after midnight] Art at Home 12 [Sun. Nov. 14, 2010 -- after midnight]
Above the uppermost hearts are the words "TAKE." and "EAT."

The text on the table says, "Thou preparest a table for me in the presence of mine enemies."

Underneath is "because it is bitter and because it is my heart."






Art Night 12.1 [Nov. 25, 2010] Art Night 12.1 [Nov. 25, 2010]
text:

"The place God calls you to is where your deep gladness and the world's deep hunger meet." -Frederick Buechner

a time to acquire security and resources

solve your problems by doing what you instinctively know is good for you

---

Nov. 19, Magpie Girl emailed:

This is your friendly reminder that tomorrow is the Full Moon. It’s time to set aside an hour to gather your (and your magazines) and make a collage for the next month. This month’s moon is the Full Beaver Moon and symbolizes a time to acquire security and resources and solve your problems by doing what you instinctively know is good for you. What are you dreams, intentions, wishes, or hopes for the next moon cycle? Capture them in color and image and use your Soulcraft to guide and inspire you.
It was interesting Googling and seeing pictures of snowy trees, because the thing I have been thinking about most recently is responses to conflict, for which my instinctive imagery is fire-related.

Of course, the other thing at the forefront of my life is my need for a staycation, so maybe it's not so off-base after all.

And, of course, we're approaching Advent... (I am still thinking about Matthew 23:37-24:14 and Molly's recent posts "The Bridge" and "We Have Only Moments.")

Nov. 20: In today's "Self Care for Activists," someone referenced Howard Thurman's "Don't ask yourself what the world needs. Ask yourself what makes you come alive and then go do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive," which made me think of Buechner's "The place God calls you to is where your deep gladness and the world's deep hunger meet."

Which made me think of Dreamboard -- "a time to acquire security and resources and solve your problems by doing what you instinctively know is good for you."

In my Google image searching, none of the snowy tree scenes I was finding were speaking to me, so I decided to just paint snowy trees myself. The paint wasn't all that cooperative, and my drawing skills are minimal, so having committed to paper the basics of my idea, I moved on to a different project.

Art Night 12.2 [Nov. 25, 2010] Art Night 12.2 [Nov. 25, 2010]
text:
there is a crack in everything
that's how the light gets in

---

Yes, I have referenced this before (art, sermon).

Art Night 12.3 [Nov. 25, 2010] Art Night 12.3 [Nov. 25, 2010]
text:
there is a crack (in everything) - that's how the light gets in

---

I decided to try a mandala -- a candle, with an opening in the outline. And yes, the [not consciously intentional] vulval imagery occurred to me as soon as I sketched the inner flame (which was the first thing I sketched after outlining the mandala).

Art Night 12.4 [Nov. 25, 2010] Art Night 12.4 [Nov. 25, 2010]
the text "there is a crack in" follows the jagged line and "that's how | the light gets in" frames two opposite corners of the piece

feathers of flame...

Art Night 12.5 [Nov. 25, 2010] Art Night 12.5 [Nov. 25, 2010]
more jagged stuff... the idea of "there is a crack in everything," but also trying to express some of my negative emotions





HEUMC Advent Retreat [Sat. Dec. 4, 2010] 1 HEUMC Advent Retreat [Sat. Dec. 4, 2010] 1
There was a sheet of paper ~license plates and I totally gravitated to the "Always in a State of GRACE" one -- cut it out and pasted it on to the notebook I had for the retreat.
HEUMC Advent Retreat [Sat. Dec. 4, 2010] 2 HEUMC Advent Retreat [Sat. Dec. 4, 2010] 2
text:
ALWAYS
in a state of
GRACE

---

There was some torn paper, so I played a bit.

HEUMC Advent Retreat [Sat. Dec. 4, 2010] 3 HEUMC Advent Retreat [Sat. Dec. 4, 2010] 3
text:
blessed
are
the
feet
of
the
messenger

---

Text is from one of the readings we'd heard earlier in the day.

HEUMC Advent Retreat [Sat. Dec. 4, 2010] 4 HEUMC Advent Retreat [Sat. Dec. 4, 2010] 4
text:
BLESSED
are those who
watch + wait + weep
HEUMC Advent Retreat [Sat. Dec. 4, 2010] 5 HEUMC Advent Retreat [Sat. Dec. 4, 2010] 5
text:
BLESSED
are those who
watch
+
wait
+
weep





re/New - re/New -
text:
THAT YOU MAY HAVE LIFE
AND HAVE IT ABUNDANTLY
re/New - re/New -
text:
COMMUNION OF SAINTS
re/New - re/New -
I was thinking about Theophany water.

The photo doesn't pick up very well that the middle vertical stripe is greenish -- I liked the idea of the water nourishing the ground, but I also wanted to retain the idea of flux...






[Art Night 13] [Dec. 16, 2010] [Art Night 13] [Dec. 16, 2010]
I took this photo at Art Night because I loved the sign -- "Art in Process! Caution!"
Art Night 13.1 [Dec. 16, 2010] Art Night 13.1 [Dec. 16, 2010]
I was thinking about Buechner's "vocation" quotation and Epiphany water, and I had intended to draw two strong tree trunks with a tree canopy (and write VOCATION in that canopy) with water underneath (with EPIPHANY written in it) coming upward... but it didn't end up that way (~Temple again).
Art Night 13.2 [Dec. 16, 2010] Art Night 13.2 [Dec. 16, 2010]
Art Night 13.3 [Dec. 16, 2010] Art Night 13.3 [Dec. 16, 2010]
I started with the yellow bend, intending to draw a mountain or some sort of divided scene (e.g., a mountain/sky), but it went differently and turned into like a (the) Temple.





Art at Home 13.1 [Dec. 18, 2010] Art at Home 13.1 [Dec. 18, 2010]
text:
i carry your heart with me
i carry it in my heart
this is the wonder that's
keeping the stars apart

---

IMing with Jules, I was recalling, as I often do, Easter weekend 2009.

Art at Home 13.2 [Dec. 18, 2010] Art at Home 13.2 [Dec. 18, 2010]
Bracketeing text:
this is the wonder
keeping the stars apart

Around the heart:
i carry your heart with me(i carry it in my heart)

---

My second round of working with this poem/imagery in processing something that had happened near the end of the day on Friday...






Art Night 14.1 [Dec. 23, 2010] Art Night 14.1 [Dec. 23, 2010]
"Comfort, Comfort, O My People" (#101 in the New Century Hymnal) was our Song of Wonder at Rest and Bread this Advent, and it was running through my head this afternoon.

At the top of the page are lines 1, 3, and 4 of verse 1:
"Comfort, comfort, O my people, tell of peace," thus says our God;
Speak unto Jerusalem of the peace that waits for them;
Tell them that their sins I cover, and their warfare now is over.

The graphic is one I stole from the Internet a while ago and added the text of Isaiah 9:2 from Messiah -- "The people that walked in darkness have seen a great light. And they that dwell in the land of the shadow of death, upon them hath the light shined."

The blue tissue paper was left over from a project I'd done an earlier week.

Art Night 14.2 [Dec. 23, 2010] Art Night 14.2 [Dec. 23, 2010]
I initially used gold pastel, but it came out really grainy and didn't blend, so I took out gold paint ... and put a LOT on. I finally decided I had had enough. The extent you can still see through the paint doesn't show up in this photo.
Art Night 14.3 [Dec. 23, 2010] Art Night 14.3 [Dec. 23, 2010]
text:
THE LEAVES OF THE TREE
ARE FOR THE HEALING OF THE NATIONS

---

This last week in Advent, we've been reading from the end of Revelation in morning prayer.

I had initially intended the silver bit to be some sort of explosion of light, but then it kind of turned into a bird.

Art Night 14.4 [Dec. 23, 2010] Art Night 14.4 [Dec. 23, 2010]
Art Night 14.5 [Dec. 23, 2010] Art Night 14.5 [Dec. 23, 2010]
Apparently the Holy Spirit is my new art interest.

I imagined this as up/outsretched cupped hands, and then there ended up being something growing up from that.






Art Night 15.1 [Dec. 30, 2010] Art Night 15.1 [Dec. 30, 2010]
I didn't know what I wanted to do (Ari pointed out later in the evening that I was understandably kind of distracted) so I opted to do a mandala. I colored for a while...
Art Night 15.2 [Dec. 30, 2010] Art Night 15.2 [Dec. 30, 2010]
Still kind of distracted and sort of mindlessly drawing -- though with a bit more intentionality toward channeling some of the negativity I was trying to process through.
Art Night 15.3 [Dec. 30, 2010] Art Night 15.3 [Dec. 30, 2010]
I attempted to process through art -- about non-negotiables and boundaries and such. I really wasn't sure how to go about doing it, so I just started invoking biblical stories.

The blue-gray line is the border between the desert and the Promised Land. The tan line is a stand-in for the desert and also "prepare ye a highway for our God." The cluster of flowers symbolizes the good things one leaves behind. The stream of blood is one of the Ten Plagues. The stones are the fallen walls of Jericho.


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