Posted on February 2, 2023 | Posted by Mary Stoneback
Artist and member, Arlayne McKee led members in a Lenten Art Project. If you would like to create and add to the Lent gallery, pick–up your canvases at the welcome center. If you’re willing to share your creation, bring back to the front office by Palm Sunday. Questions? Contact Arlayne McKee at email@example.com
Lenten Art Project – Contemplative Doodling
Since I’m still learning how to do a video demo, this week I’ll share with you some photos of simple doodles that you can do while sitting in contemplative silence or listening to music. I do it when I’m watching tv and I get so immersed in it that I don’t hear the tv.
Remember when you were a little kid in first grade and you scribbled?
And then colored it? Well welcome back. Permit yourself to become like a child and pray “do not hinder me for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these”.
Start with a simple scribble. Just relax and let it happen. Then with markers or colored pencils, start coloring the shapes. Let the Spirit move you as you choose your color. Contemplate on the goodness of God as you color. You’ll be surprised at how it turns out.
Color it. Here’s one I did last night in color.
Another done last night but using only black.
The more you do, the more you see. I’d colored about half of this one when I started seeing a chicken. So I added an eye and the legs and voila, a funky chicken.
So I encourage you to give doodling a try. If you need some paper, there’s 5×7 papers at the welcome desk. Get some markers at Michaels. I use Artist Loft permanent markers that are available in sets of 12 and 24. They have a thick point end and a fine point end. You can also use colored pencils if you prefer.
Put your name on the back of your finished piece and bring it back to church and we’ll display it in the sanctuary.