Thirsty

Study for Psalm 42, by Jacqueline Perry, markers on paper, 2005

 “As a deer longs for flowing streams, so my soul longs for you, O God.” Psalm 42:1

This week, I came across two drawings that I did while in seminary. My schedule was pretty screwed up back then. More times than I care to admit, I would set my alarm for 3:00 a.m. in order to complete an assignment. There was little time for art, but I wanted to do it.

To get back into the practice of art, a friend suggested to me that I might start by just holding some art supply in my hand and present that to God. At the time, I had been cutting small paper squares and putting them in a glass canning jar for use later to create some small mosaic something. It was comforting to sit before God during prayer time,  just holding that glass jar, without words. My holding the half empty jar said it all.

Psalm 42 study II, Jacqueline Perry, marker on paper

I plan to make prints of these two studies and will post my process.

Prayer: Thank you, God, for quenching our thirst for you in amazing ways.

About tobeamazed

My name is Jacqueline Perry. I am an artist and a pastor serving a congregation in the Midwest. In addition to my usual duties I lead art workshops as a way to explore lives of faith. Before I was ordained, I received an M.F.A in Painting from Boston University. I have been an art teacher and exhibited work over the years. Living on the Great Plains has awakened my love for nature. I am amazed by nature, art and people.
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