This month Elsa Peters shares her beautiful watercoIors with us. She writes this by way of introduction:
I was an art major in college. I thought that this was what God wanted me to do: paint. But something happened; I ended up in ministry. I was called into pastoral ministry where I've never been able to find a place for my art. Instead, it's something that happens when I retreat from my ministry.
Painting is what I do to connect with myself and my God. I carry a travel set of watercolors, find a spot to sit and start painting. I lose track of time. I usually get a sunburn and I remember to see again. I look carefully at creation and breathe deeply, knowing that this is good, even if I'm not happy with the outcome of my work.
These watercolors were created while retreating in Scotland in July of 2008. I traveled with two other YCW to find creativity and strength through the art of friendship.
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