Jan 8, 2013

Project 2013

With the new studio fitness outline, and new works in progress, there is also new subject matter.

I've been drawing fairies, mermaids, and in recent years, angels, for 20+ years. Although I will probably always create them, they will not be my focus.

I continue to study my art and it's purpose. Why was I given this gift anyways?! It's not like I can go out and hand it to someone at a food pantry, I can't hand it to someone as clothes, I can't save animals through it, I can't change the laws of prostitution and sex-trafficking with my art.....

Or can I?

"Sitting with Angels"
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I can encourage, strengthen, give love, share hope, and inspire faith through the imagery I choose to draw and paint.

Wow. I mean, what a gift!

The new subject matter for this year is Princess:

prin·cess noun- a non-reigning female member of a royal family. 

What Scripture says:

Romans 8:17
Now if we are children, then we are heirs—heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ, if indeed we share in his sufferings in order that we may also share in his glory. Romans 8:16-18

Galatians 3:29
If you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise. Galatians 3:28-29

God is the High King. Heaven (and Heaven on earth) is His Kingdom, Christ is the Prince, our bridegroom. That must mean I'm His Princess...His bride.

I am a princess, so are all of the women of this world. 

I can give the gift of showing you, me, and others what God and Christ sees when He looks upon us. I don't know about you, but there are many days when I look in the mirror and see something dark, dirty, guilty, and unforgivable. That is NOT what God sees.

I hope this year I can share the light and beauty of our soul when it is seen by our King. I thank God that He has given me this gift so that when I draw it, He is telling me "I love you".

PS: This also includes the Warrior Princess in us. More on that later. ;)


BeluBelloBelle said...

loved to read your thought on this notes. :) what a bright, light and fully love ^_^

becky kelly studio said...

Beautiful illustration. Sara, you give so many people encouragement through your art. But, I admit it, I've often asked some of the same questions.

Bethie Engstrom said...

Looking forward to what God does and how this continues on.

Anonymous said...

Sara,You feed our souls with your art. When life gets me down I look at your art and it dares me to dream of a better world......

Laura Parkhurst said...

Sara, you seem to struggle with the very same things I do. What is the purpose of my talent? I am encouraged not only that I am not alone in the way I feel, but how you are taking hold of what you know about who you are - a daughter of the King - and have determined to reflect that into the world. I want so much to do the same... have a sense of purpose, God's purpose and than pursue it with my whole heart. Love love love you blog! God's speed you on your way to doing the work He has called you to do!

Sara Burrier said...

Thank you! Anonymous, your words are my purpose. Thank you for sharing your heart.

Laura, you'll find the purpose...all we can do is ask right? I pray and hope you find your sense of purpose and are led on the path of performing it with His light. It's a long road for some, and a short one for others. Long road for me, but praising His name all the way!

Becky, you're so lovable! Your work gives me inspiration to continue viewing the world through a child's heart. Thank you for your work!!