Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Lenten discipline #1

February 18th is Ash Wednesday.
Carnival, Mardi Gras, good times are over for 6 weeks. I already ate my last square of milk chocolate.
I post this every year, here and here, I really enjoy the season of Lent. It is a time for solemn contemplation and I always want that kind of time. I need that kind of time.
I also need my contemplation time in the studio painting and I am struggling to get what I need.
Lenten discipline: stay in studio painting. (paint with joy) (stop the busyness and contemplate)
Now that I have discovered the joy of painting in oils, I can't stop thinking about what to get to next.  Is it a discipline if you enjoy it? Or, am I fulfilling my act of discipline by giving my full attention to a long awaited gift of my God-given art?