I love creating still life paintings and the 30-Day Challenge has been...a challenge! But, I've decided to go back to my first love for a while, large abstract paintings. I think I need a little freedom to express all that is going on in my heart.
I bought a 24" x 48" canvas today. Yea! I have a rather large inventory of acrylic paints that are overflowing the plastic tub container. I can't wait to get started with color, glorious color..
A couple of months ago during my morning journaling and devotion time, a new title came into my mind. I quickly wrote it down and now it's time to start the painting to go with that title.
Bloom As A Fragrant Offering!
This will be the fifth painting in my BLOOM SERIES. If you've been following my blog posts, you know that the Bloom Series chronicles my journey since being diagnosed with breast cancer early in 2017.
I just had my six-month appointment with my doctor and after the first mammogram since all of the radiation. Everything is doing well, but he's ordered an additional ultrasound. I was hoping for a very positive visit but there always seems to be the unspoken "everything is fine, BUT..." statement. After a sleepless night, God has supernaturally freed me of the fear and disappointment thanks to the incredible people in my weekly Charismatic Prayer Meeting and their prayers, love and support. God turned the anxiety into overwhelming JOY! Now, that's a miracle!
I didn't now when God gave me such a beautiful title for a painting that it would be for this time. He keeps giving me this incredible gift of JOY today as I prepare to create this brand new painting. I can't think of a better way to celebrate His love for me than to create a painting that will be titled BLOOM AS A FRAGRANT OFFERING! Somehow I think there will be a flower involved, don't you?
I am so excited as I wait upon the Lord to fill my heart with the creative interpretation to go with such a beautiful title. I'll post along the way. I hope the journey of this painting blesses you. I'm already blessed!
Donna Ham, Artist
Joyful and Thankful Child of God!!!!
Meet Donna Ham
Donna Ham is a professional artist located in Tulsa, Oklahoma creating acrylic and mixed media abstract paintings, and still life paintings in oil. She also enjoys photography and writes poetry.