It's a beloved verse, and one I'm glad to have gotten the opportunity to spend a little time on. Proverbs 3:5-6 hits us on any day, at any point of the day.
I thought I'd share my thinking as I was painting, some clues as to why I paint things the way I do:
- Trust felt like the biggest, hardest command in this verse, paramount and thus highlighted.
- Squares by trust hint on how foundational it is.
- I use brackets to visually break up the thoughts within a verse.
- Him has explosive motifs around it. He is mysterious and alive.
- Lean not on your own understanding is slanted to allude to leaning and to allude to how skewed our thoughts are.
- Him is on the left so that it touches both what was written before it and what was written after it
- The triangles around He will make show progress
- The lines are around the squares symbolize Him straightening our paths while the squares themselves resemble our path's stepping stones
- Splatters for interest and because let's face it: life is messy. No command--as simple, direct, or true as it could be--avoids getting a little messy around the edges once put into practice.
Trust Him this week,