Monday, 20 March 2017

Lent 2017 _ 19th March

Saturday 19th March

One of today's readings was the Good Samaritan, the other was a wonderful reflection from Jane Williams taken from her book "Approaching Easter."

She says some things that REALLY resonate! Eg "Indifference is the worst enemy of the divine" and " Those who struggle to free the oppressed, feed the poor and heal the sick...they are all singing with the rhythm with which the world was created." Love it!

The accompanying Bible verse was Luke 10:29-37. Verse 29: "Who is my neighbour?"

Seemed so appropriate in today's world where so much is about self and not looking to how we can help others.

So I merrily started with an image of a young African lad, with gorgeous eyes that also almost accused, so direct was the gaze. But that didn't work out lol! Seems I was meant to produce a far gentler piece than I had had in mind!

I had tried to use the downtrodden-looking woman image alongside the young lad's photo, but when I removed his pic and changed blending modes of the textures I had stacked, I loved what appeared! No skill lol, sheer fluke!

Then I went back to the folder of shared resources, provided by course students. I really want to say a big thank you to everyone who has contributed as I used a lot from there on my last piece, and now on this piece too!

One image in particular I tried, when blended, looked so much like 'wings' I had to use it! Then the words of Hebrews 13:2 popped into my head: "Do not neglect hospitality, for through it some have unknowingly entertained angels."

I took a little detail out with Topaz Adjust and made it a tad more painterly and think I'm happy with it like this! As always, I'm torn between more colour and less colour and the same with the detail lol!
Bernie x

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