Saturday, February 2, 2008

Like a spring of water

"The Lord will guide you continually and satisfy your soul in drought. And strengthen your bones; You shall be like a watered garden. And like a spring of water, whose waters do not fail." Isaiah 58:11

As I was flipping through my college scrapbook tonight, I came across a page of quotes that I compiled that had helped me get through the tough spots on the journey to adulthood. This quote seemed particularly appropriate tonight so I drew my interpretation of it.

19 comments:

r.e.wolf said...

What a peaceful scene!

Anita Davies said...

Lovely interpretation.

wagonized said...

Yep, Joan. This is right on. Did you then draw this from your head?

Joan Y said...

Thanks Ryan ... I imagined sitting next to the stream and just thinking. :) If you look carefully, you can see my butt mark in the grass (kidding).

Anita ... Thanks. I have lots of these scenes in my head. It's really interesting that they are rarely from here. I am the product of television's Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom.

France ... Yeah, pretty much. I had seen a picture earlier and I think that triggered this memory. I feel closer to God when I'm in places like this.

Serena said...

I agree.....lovely interpretation, Joan.

Kate said...

Very beautiful! You certainly seem to know and understand nature and are able to put it on paper so well.

Joan Y said...

Serena .. Thanks for your wonderful comments and your continued support! You are awesome.

Kate ... Thanks. I spend a lot of time sitting in nature and taking it all in. So, it is not too difficult to pick an image from my brain. I have a lot of them stored up there.

enigma said...

beautiful watercolor (isn't it?) !! keep on coloring! ^_^

africantapestry said...

I love this...a wonderful interpretation and a great job you did.
ronell

Ashley's Art said...

Thanks for your comments! I guess somehow I managed to squeeze some creativity out of all the stress! :) Your drawings are still as beautiful as ever. I love the flowers in this one that pinkish color caught my eye right away.

Joan Y said...

Thanks Ella! Love your latest illo btw!

Ronell ... Mahalo! I was wishing I was there.

Ashley ... Thanks for stopping by. Hope the semester is going well!

tink said...

very nice...it make me yearn for spring. *hugs* tina

JC said...

Such a lovely post and drawing Joan! I believe in those words! You've illustrated the scene so beautifully!

By the way, I gave you a "you make my day" award on my site. Check it out for details! =)

Joan Y said...

Thanks Tina! I love that you stop by. Thanks for leaving me comments too. :)

Jennifer! You are awesome! Thanks! What a great thing. I will pass the award on to other bloggers that make my day too!

Lin said...

ABSOLUTELY GORGEMENTOUS! SPONTANEOUS FILLED WITH VIBRANT ENERGY -- LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!

Joan Y said...

LOL Lin! Thanks! You made my day. :)

Tracy said...

a college scrapbook huh? :-)
i like the quote and the drawing is lovely - more amazing that you plucked the scene from your head and could put it to paper - i dont know if i have such clear images in my head (its all sorta muddled in there ha!)

Joan Y said...

Thanks Tracy ... Oh, college was eons ago but it was fun to read old love letters and reminisce. Thanks for such nice words. :)

Islandsparrow said...

very beautiful!