A couple of things I picked up from the experience:
1. Those insecure feelings will come. They always do. I've got a lot of unfinished projects that testify to this truth. Today, however, I have one drawing that emphatically shouts: "Keep drawing! It's totally worth it!"
2. It's really quite amazing what a little erasing can do. This drawing started as a dark, scary blob of graphite on a piece of paper. Perhaps a bit like my life...which often feels like a dark, scary blob of "what am I doing?" But what if the Lord is in the business of erasing? What if I can hang on just one more day, sit still, and let Him remove just one more bit of ugly? As a serious perfectionist, hell-bent on being flawless in my own power (read: exhausted), that actually sounds quite lovely. Man, am I glad I kept drawing!
|29 Faces: Face #3|
Graphite on paper