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BeaSue

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on: December 16, 2017, 06:31:21 AM
During the past year, I have been reading and editing about 150 of my late husband's unpublished sermons. I have selected about 50 of those related to the theme of comfort for a book of his meditations I plan to publish. The working title is Let Not Your Heart be Troubled: Comfort for Hard Times. I recently decided to illustrate this book with some of my paintings, many of which I am planning to paint specifically for the book. This is the first one I have painted for this project. Lou and I worked so closely together throughout our lives, especially during our years in Africa, so I wanted this book to represent our loving collaboration.

--Susan

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Reply #1 on: December 16, 2017, 08:26:17 AM
Oh, Susan, that is beautiful.  The color is perfect.

What a wonderful idea and a great tribute to your husband.

aloha

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Reply #2 on: December 16, 2017, 08:51:45 AM
Excellent use of light and dark. Wonderful tribute.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Cheers, Val

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Reply #3 on: December 16, 2017, 09:44:29 AM
 :thankyou:, Mea and Val. I wrestled with the decision to include my art within the book, which I’ve been transcribing and editing for the past 6 months. But as soon as I started this painting, I knew it was the right choice.
--Susan

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Reply #4 on: December 17, 2017, 12:23:16 AM
Perfect design and colouring


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Reply #5 on: December 17, 2017, 04:48:39 AM
Thank you, Bill.
--Susan

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Reply #6 on: December 19, 2017, 05:51:11 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Oh! Susan, it brings tears to my eyes but you have made the right decision to include your paintings into Lou's book for you both worked so closely with each other throughout your lives and it is only fitting, that you continue to do so, in the love you had for each other and as a wonderful tribute to his memory.


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Reply #7 on: December 19, 2017, 12:21:06 PM
 :smitten: A wonderful tribute and a beautiful painting. Look forward to seeing more of the paintings you will be doing
Win


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Reply #8 on: December 20, 2017, 04:39:27 AM
 :thankyou: very much, Patricia and Win. Yes, this definitely feels like the right path for me now.
--Susan

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Reply #9 on: December 20, 2017, 06:32:57 AM
Simply beautiful!  Hope the book will touch many hearts and comfort some.  :flowers:
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Cheers, Annie
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Reply #10 on: December 23, 2017, 01:57:44 PM
Susan - this is such a touching painting. I can feel the love flowing from it. What a wonderful project for you to undertake - and such a testament to the devoted relationship you and your husband had to each other.

I'm curious what this painting represents. Could you share the meditation this goes with?
Cheers,
Sharon


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Reply #11 on: December 24, 2017, 12:07:31 PM
Thank you, Sharon. It is representative of baptism. The baptismal font in some churches is in the shape of a shell. The three drops represent the Holy Trinity: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. The meditation (sermon) Lou wrote reminded us that in the sacrament of Holy Baptism, we become children of God, and that nothing can separate us from that loving relationship.
--Susan

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Reply #12 on: December 24, 2017, 04:27:04 PM
Susan, I am very much touched to read about your loving relationship. The book with your husband's sermons illustrated with your creative paintings is such a innovative idea. Your first painting with your explanation to it is already so convincing. I am looking forward to see more of your paintings and please do write the explanation to it. Thank you for sharing this with us.  :flowers:
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Reply #13 on: December 25, 2017, 07:44:45 PM
Susan your painting is wonderful and depicts baptism beautifully. Your husband would be so proud of you and what a wonderful thing you are doing. :hug:
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Reply #14 on: December 26, 2017, 10:08:49 AM
Thank you for explaining this to me, Susan. I originally thought the water drops were tears. Nice to know they mean something more positive!
Cheers,
Sharon


 

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