The Loves of My Life

The Loves of My Life

Monday, December 1, 2008

Embrace

For those of you who don't know me personally, my wonderful husband is not only a great man, father and pastor....but a talented artist. He has a unique perspective that is all his own.

About two years ago a friend of mine commissioned him to paint a painting for her new home. This was one of the sketches he came up with. Although, my friend never ended using this piece.....I fell in love with it.

This pictures touches my soul in so many different ways. Sometimes it depicts how our Heavenly Father holds us in embrace during times of joy, sorrow, grief, pain and happiness. Other times, it illustrates how a father holds his daughter when they are snuggling. And even still, other times it reminds me how a husband embraces his wife in all things.

It's comforting.....and every time I look at it, no matter how I look at it, I feel loved and cherished.

This piece has been pinned up in my office since he brought it home. Today he posted it on his blog.....and I couldn't resist posting it as well.


Note: if you are interested in seeing Paul's artistic side....he is starting to post things regularly on his blog. Check it out Here

Note to Honey: Now will you paint it for me???

9 comments:

paul thomas said...

You are a nice wife.

I think it's better as a sketch and, in fact, I think I'm coming to realize that I'm a better sketcher/illustrator/writer than I am a painter. I may even enjoy it more.

Any of you that do check out my blog, check out the links too. There are a few other blog artists (as well as provocative thinkers) that you will undoubtedly find stimulating.

Heidi said...

It's beautiful... I wouldn't think that one would be able to capture the feeling of being cherished. And yet, this picture communicates that feeling perfectly.

It's really beautiful.

Lisa P said...

Love this. And I love sketches so much!

I think being cherished is one of the best feelings out there. It's nice when you feel it from your husband.

Dionne Sincire said...

great composition. I love the scale of the bigger image in comparison to the smaller. It screams awkward strength.

Kristi said...

wow. paul is amazing. i so envy people who can draw/paint/create. my 4 yr. old seriously draws better than me. true story.

that is truly a beautiful picture.

Diane Davis said...

does he sell his stuff? seriously. because i just checked out his blog (ok, i stalk it often) and i NEED a picture of the big hands. i always love his quotes and often think of stealing them. i just might do that someday soon.

how did you meet paul? that would be a fun thing to do... we could all blog about how we met our significant others. i'm interested. :)

Kristi said...

i too am a fan of the big hands...

edie said...

When I opened up your blog I thought to myself, "where did Jen find that image on the web?" It's beautiful.

The Reverend's Lover said...

Yay for Paul's talent...a little jealous over here--Oh how I wish I could do that.

He's so gifted...I love it!!