Wow! I haven’t been here for soooo long!!!
I’m stopping by to say that I’ve been living in Brazil and studying art at the federal university. Everything is good, thanks to God!! Sometimes I struggle a bit with life… but who doesn’t, right???
Well, I started a new project last year and for 2016 I decided that I would do it for real!!!
Follow me on Instagram: @caballosdepaseo
And I’m also blogging about it: caballosdepaseo.wordpress.com
My personal instagram is: @artbycamila sometimes I post some pics!!!
Thank you all!!
“My child, listen and be wise: Keep your heart on the right course.” Proverbs 23:19
(I miss painting so bad… Most of my painting stuff is in boxes and I still need to paint some commissioned portraits so I had to improvise a bit… But is was definitely good to hit the canvas again because I feel my heart on the right course when I do it!)
“Know therefore that the Lord your God is God, the faithful God who keeps covenant and steadfast love with those who love him and keep his commandments, to a thousand generations.” Deuteronomy 7:9
(Just because I haven’t been able to paint and I miss it so much… But I know that one day I will be able to freely paint because I believe that is what God wants me to do!)
Color and Theme Project: Week 5 – Color: Brown – Theme: Fear
I claim this scripture to overcome fear:
“There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love.” 1 John 4:18
(I love this verse! When the theme of fear came up, I knew I had to include this verse… Today was one interesting day. Weeks ago I saw this beautiful all brown wild mushroom. So I thought that when the color brown comes I’ll definitely come back to take the picture… Guess what? I wasn’t there anymore… So, I took another picture of a tree… But I knew that tonight was going to be a special night… So I waited to see what else God would show me… We had a Talent Show at my church and a I had the privilege to paint live in a church for the second time (in my church was the first time)… It is very hard… specially because since you are painting in a church you think that people expect something like a cross or a dove or hands… something that they can relate to… And with this idea in the back of my mind, I planned to paint something that would please the “audience”. And then the Talent Show stared and I was painting as people were performing… I was so, so nervous and afraid… One thing is to paint in your comfort zone, other is to paint live in front of people that you know… The nervousness wasn’t going away… I wasn’t happy with what I was painted… I quietly prayed… I asked God to be there with me because I wasn’t liking what I was doing… Then it hit me: Hey, you are abstract painter… do what you know how to do… And I did… I was letting fear of criticism take over what I know how to do and what I love to do… The nervousness took off… and I was able to enjoy the moment… I remembered the verse… the love of God, His perfect love for me right there cast away the fear I was having… The painted was kind of brownish… so I took a picture of the palette I used… and to top it off, people liked the painting and it already belongs by someone else! :))
Color and Theme Project: Week 3 – Color: Orange – Theme: Doubt
I claim this scripture to overcome doubt:
“For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,” says the Lord. “For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.” Isaiah 55:8-9
(Today I started a second job… Going home after work I was really looking for anything orange… but nothing came up… Then I remember the verse I had already chosen for today and as I was thinking about this that God’s ways is better and is like a better world that He has for those who trust Him. I remembered then the series of paintings that I called “The Butterflies World” that it means a better place, something new, different… you know something more… The first painting has a orange background and I knew then that this was going to be the picture for today!
Don’t doubt. Trust God. He has a better world for us!)
“Until now you have not asked for anything in my name. Ask and you will receive, and your joy will be complete.” John 16:24
“In their hearts humans plan their course, but the Lord establishes their steps.” Proverbs 16:9
“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.” Romans 15:13
(Today I had a privilege to paint my first live painting at a church. It was such an interesting experience. Actually, it was a dream coming true! I can sure do it again!)
“So whether we are at home or away, we make it our aim to please him.” 2 Corinthians 5:9
“In my distress I prayed to the Lord, and the Lord answered me and set me free.” Psalm 118:5