Today I am presenting my latest artwork, a colored pencil drawing chronicling my dance with the Divine. This piece was my final project for the God café class I recently completed. The class focused on how we describe and understand the concept of God, drawing from a variety of ancient and contemporary Jewish texts, including the Kabbalah. This online class was a mixture of reading, group discussion, and smaller breakout groups. It was taught by a female Reconstructionist Rabbi Intern, who is simply delightful. The class was wonderful and reminiscent of the Friends’ circles I once attended in my Quaker days.
I decided on a whim to participate in the final project. Deciding to create art was a spontaneous choice on my part. I am so glad I had a reason to indulge my artistic side, something I have not done in quite some time. I won’t describe it yet, except to say it embodies my spiritual journey in a linear fashion from birth to the present, moving from left to right.
Please take a good look at this piece and tell me what you make of it. What do you see? What emotions, thoughts, reactions are evoked? I am excited to read your reactions in the comments section below.
Next time I will reveal the details of this drawing so stay tuned!