LeAnne Martin
Beauty and the Beholder

Sunday, August 30, 2009

My Daughter's Art Piece

"What nature-lover's tongue can tell,
What golden pen portray,
The outpoured, flaming splendors
Of a bright September day?"
Charles G. Stater

Happy September! We've had so much rain this week we are feeling water-logged, but I am not complaining. We've been in severe drought these last two years, so I'm grateful to see, feel, and smell that wet stuff that falls from the sky. But right now, the sun is shining and for the moment at least, it is a bright September day. This is one of my favorite months because my daughter was born in September. It's also a nice transitional time between the heat of August and the coming fall.

Speaking of my daughter, right now I'm looking at one of her art projects that hangs in my office over my printer. A landscape done from pastels, this piece shows the sun setting over purple mountains with a green valley and blue lake below. The water reflects the fiery sun as tall water plants on the shore frame it. The blues, purples, and greens of this piece catch my eye and hold it. When I look at it, I think of her and of the Creator Who created the landscape and inspired the art (and the art teacher). And I give thanks for the beauty around me, both inside these four walls and out.

Have a bright September day.


jhand said...

Thursday morning we witnessed the most beautiful September morning. To the east, the sun just coming up and creating a pink light shining on purple clouds, and when we headed west, a beautiful rainbow. We did not even have to drive in the rain to witness it. We stopped the car for a moment and thanked the artist for sharing His masterpiece with us.

Happy September,

LeAnne Benfield Martin said...

Sounds glorious! Thank you.



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