I spent a total of four hours drawing and praying through 6 Psalms. The idea to do this was sparked by my friends Claire Cullingworth and Rox Nicholl as part of the creative(ish) not a Bible study group.
I've shared the whole process condensed into 30 seconds of video on my Instagram reels and insta and fb stories, I've shared the raw video without any audio below.
The psalms I journeyed with are Psalms 1, 23, 51, 77, 137 and 150.
At the end I've created one abstract piece, in the style of my planets, which brings the whole journey together as one.
Onto this I've written the key words which stood out from each psalm...
Delight in the Lord
His love will follow me
My mouth will praise
God's ways are holy
We will sing songs of the Lord
Every thing will praise
As I read those words again, several hours removed from choosing them, I realise how they reflect the truth of my faith. I feel loved by God and wish to share that with others through poetry (songs) and creativity.
It's also struck me that the words are two haiku poems - which speaks deeply to me because I feel my haiku are gifts from God.
There's more I might share around this whole process but for now that's enough.