Spring weather went away, and winter returned for the start of our next liturgical season.
|Snow covered the higher areas and an icy slush all below.|
Today is Ash Wednesday, the beginning of Lent. While it is salutary to practice the self-discipline of foregoing various luxuries and indulgences, that doesn't make for much art. A couple of days ago I happened upon a blog that Katie follows (or followed), by a girl evidently doing (at that time) Christian support work in Russia, who posted occasional small doodles of colourful variations on the word JOY. I liked the idea, and have decided to copy her. I will use my own variations and color schemes. I have pulled out a small stack of cards and did the first one today. After looking at it, I see the colors are not well chosen, so I may either modify them or move on and try others. Not the best of starts, but a start nonetheless.
|The values of the y and its background are too close, with not enough contrast.|
I also, just before reading of Leah's little "positive sayings book," had thought of doing something similar, Katie's lettering projects being also inspiring. So, I may make that a Lenten season project, maybe with various cross forms. We will see.
This was one of our readings for tonight's service:
Joel 2. 12 -19, 21