Tuesday, November 24, 2009

An Artist's Litany of Thanks

copyright 2009, Jan Blencowe
Peace in the Valley, 20x24, acrylic on linen
Website: www.janblencowe.com
E-Mail: jan.blencowe@comcast.net

An Artist's Litany of Thanks

To the creative Spirit who hovered above the waters,
to the Architect of creation,
 and to the One who pronounced it Good
Thank you for this mysterious gift of creativity,
imagination and skill you have graciously given me.

Thank you for the eyes to see beauty in uncommon and ordinary places.
For the joy of color, for the muse of inspiration,
for the thrill of co-creating,
for the satisfaction of line, shape and form
converging to express what is inexpressible with words
I give you thanks.

For layers and textures, collages, and carved stones
I thank you.

For brushes and paints, papers and pens
I thank you.

For doodles and drawings, sketches and scribbles
I thank you.

For every moment spent painting and pasting, cutting and carving
I thank you.

To all who share in the love of art I thank you.
For recognizing the power of an image,
For acknowledging that art is the language of a human soul
and for honoring and valuing what artists create
I thank you.

Happy Thanksgiving!
Blessings and Peace

copyright 2009, Jan Blencowe
Still Waters, 30x30, acrylic on canvas

You say grace before meals. All right… But I say grace before the concert and the opera, and grace before the play and pantomime, and grace before I open a book, and grace before sketching, painting, swimming, fencing, boxing, walking, playing, dancing and grace before I dip the pen in the ink. ~G. K. Chesterton

copyright 2009, Jan Blencowe
Autumn  Glory, 24x30, acrylic on linen

For, after all, put it as we may to ourselves, we are all of us from birth to death guests at a table which we did not spread. The sun, the earth, love, friends, our very breath are parts of the banquet... Shall we think of the day as a chance to come nearer to our Host, and to find out something of Him who has fed us so long? ~Rebecca Harding Davis


Janelle Goodwin said...

Beautiful post, Jan. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!

k. Madison Moore Contemporary Fine Artist said...

Beautiful! Beautiful! Beautiful!

Jan Blencowe said...

Thank you both! Have a very blessed Thanksgiving!

Jane Hunt said...

Hi Jan,
Gorgeous work as always!
I gave you an award in today's post - stop by and grab it when you get a chance!:)

LAD said...

I'm considering trying Interactive Acrylics and was looking for interesting examples when I came across your work. I will say simply that you have subdued the negative aspects of acrylics more than anyone else I've seen (and enhanced the good ones). Thanks for the tutorial examples and I will look foreword to more of your available material.