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The theme

I’ve selected the theme for my book.

Standstills.

But my take on this is not “standstill” as a negative thing; it will be more like “Stand still”, or really, “BE still”. There have been times when my life has slowed down to a standstill just so that I would BE still. This usually happens either as result of physical illness (a family member or me) or when I find myself so buried under self inflicted deadlines that I can’t seem to move forward.

This is when I finally realize I have forgotten this: “Be still and know that I am God.” Psalm 46:10.

I want to use this sketchbook to remind myself every day to Be still. Making art is a beautiful way to do that…when I paint or draw, my soul is quiet and listening.

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