“An American Icon” Mark Schutter ©2010 Watercolor Pencils
The American Bison is a true original and its image takes us back to a seldom remembered past when they roamed freely over the land prior to their decimation almost to extinction at the hands of man. In this image from my goal was to capture the simple beauty, strength and majesty of this truly magnificent animal.
So much of history is lost to the echoes and which version of history depends on who is telling it. Each side has an agenda in which the truth can easily get lost. We forget that we all are from somewhere and traveling our paths around this spinning green ball hurtling through space and time.
We lift up people for one good act then tear them down for one bad one. We admire the thought and criticize the action that follows.Tweet
If we were to measure the worth of every human being on whether they never fell short, all would fall short. Only Jesus Christ walked this earth not committing a sin. We lie to others, hiding the truth even from ourselves that we would never do such a thing. For we are better than them. Are we really?
Aren’t we all just sinners, and don’t we all need saving? That is where our commonality lies, that it is only by grace that we can find healing.
#JustBelieve #HopeLives #GraceChangesPeople
Happy 4th of July America!
We can and must be better than this!
it is enough
who you are
as the chaos circles
#JustBelieve #HopeLives #LoveChangesPeople
Praying each of you and your family is well and finding peace in the midst. What are you doing to stay sane and mentally healthy during these times of chaos and uncertainty?
“Rest easy today and live your dreams, for we do not know what tomorrow may bring.”~M #Quote #Encouragement #Wisdom JustBelieve #HopeLivesTweet
What are you doing in the midst of the quarantines, stay at home orders, shut down of businesses, limiting of non-essential travel and just all around craziness to stay sane?
This picture is my daughter riding her horse at the barn. It’s a place we can go to escape for a while. Family is important during this time and making memories is still possible and essential. Our love for others should have no bounds.
While it often feels that many of our freedoms are slowly being taken away little by little, I leave you with this.
“When riding a horse, we borrow freedom.” – Helen Thomson #quoteTweet
Godspeed my friends. Now what will you do to today? Tomorrow?
“The best view is always looking between a horses ears!” ~Mark WayneTweet
Through sun and shadow Across mountains divide Down the valleys wide Sitting tall in the saddle Carrying our burdens Despite the rain and wind Two hearts intertwined Tending to our afflictions
Sharing a little bit of sunshine on a gray rainy day in the Pacific Northwest. May you always have a little sunshine in you heart. Hoping you can always find a happy place and hold it close in your heart. One of my happy places is the barn where I occasionally get to ride my daughters horse.
Where is your happy place?