19.4.13

Guide Me {mixed media in progress}

{Guide Me ~ in progress}
 
"Guide Me" is about giving up control and letting Him show the way. The sailboat racers are like us who want to have complete control. The sailors want control over their boat to come in first. Well like in life there are other components that factor in and no matter how hard you try there is a bigger power in control. In the sailboat race, weather/wind is a huge factor... something that cannot be controlled. Sometimes you just have to roll with what comes your way even if it isn't easy.
 
I get these kinds of images and thoughts in my head and feel the desire to tell the story through artwork. I have no idea where my fine art will lead if anywhere. I don't know if others will like the final pieces I come up with. Maybe no one will care about the meaning behind them or think they are crazy but that is okay. I create them because they share a bit of what's on my heart. They tell a story to me and I love creating them more then doing anything else. (other then time with my family)
 
Giving up control takes time and a lot of faith. When you switch your thinking to thinking about His purpose for you, you may have a change of heart. I've been learning this more and more and realizing my desires may not be what He has in mind. And when you let go, everything is good. The pressures on yourself are released. Life is brighter.
God is the one in control and I'm more then happy to allow Him to guide me.
 
Linking up with Jennifer from Studio JRU.
Check out her fun giveaway going on and see what others are working on.
 
Have a wonderful weekend!

8 comments:

Jeri Taira said...

In my season of God whispering "Follow Me" these are life words to my soul.

I do the same thing in telling stories, but through photos and writing. The Holy Spirit nudges and it comes through.

I'm so glad to visit through Jennifer's site.

martinealison said...

Juste laisser aller son ressenti...
Un envie de voyage au fond de vous-même...
Une belle histoire, un merveilleux dessin...
Gros bisous

Jen Price said...

That is amazing! I love the meaning behind it as well as the detail of the piece.

Jennifer {Studio JRU} said...

i love how you share your heart through your pieces, jodi. your work is so beautiful. i think that 'giving up control' thing can be a lifelong thing to work on. sometimes it comes easier than others! lol but i know that is what is best! :)

Diana said...

This is beautiful! I, too, love paintings with meaning. I can really appreciate your work, because it's not easy to do.

Carola Bartz said...

Well, I like your art, and I also like your story behind it. Your thoughts and feelings that inspired you to this painting, and in my eyes you did extremely well.

Sadee Schilling said...

Jodi, I am so glad to find your blog through Studio JRU! Your work is beautiful and meaningful in a way that really resonates with me--and I believe it will resonate with a lot of other people too. Keep it up! I look forward to watching you grow as an artist!

Jodi Ulschmid said...

Thank you everyone!!! :)