Thursday, May 17, 2007

Art benches

This morning, Abby and I took a walk to some of the art benches near our house. A couple years ago our town commissioned artists to design benches for about a dozen locations throughout the area. The results are spectacular!

Here is a group of three and the theme is music. All of the benches are meant to be used, as in sat upon, so that makes it even more fun. If I had any artistic ability whatsoever, I would choose to be a sculptor. It is so amazing to me how someone can take a piece of rock or slab of clay and make it into something brand new and life-like.


Lynne said...

Those are so neat looking!

Stacy at Exceedingly Mundane said...

Wow, those are stunning! :)

Becky said...

Those are really cool. I love that they are something you can use, sit on, touch, climb, etc. How special that they are near your home.

Kim said...

Those are awesome! I want to live near you.

You'll have to keep me updated on how ww is going for you. My mother in law called this morning after her meeting (in another state from me) and said she had hit 53 pounds gone. She was so excited.

have a great Friday!

gail said...

So, so pretty! That second shot is really nice with such a pretty blue sky and the blue, blue water, love it.
I've always thought the sky seemed so much bluer in Colorado...we usually get out there about once a year but were there twice this past year!

kris said...

Those are totally cool. I'd like to be a sculptor too - but I'd like to do metal sculpture. Maybe someday the creativity, time and opportunity will all fall into place at the same time!!

Karen said...

How interesting! I've seen benches like these before, and thought they were cool!

Christie Belle said...

Oh, those are really neat, I've never seen anything like those!

Becky said...

I wanted to comment on your most recent post but the comments were turned off. Perhaps by accident? Maybe not. I hope it is ok for me to say how much I understand and identify with your feelings and thoughts. I am and have been in the same boat, thus my final resolution to quit my job and start taking care of myself, physically, spiritually, and emotionally.

I also know you are not asking for advice, but I feel such a strong pull to you because of my heart hurting in this way. So here I go. You can ignore it if you want. Please know it is only because I really do understand.

I suggest you get some time with Jesus. Number one. As much as you can. Talk to Him, yell at Him, complain to Him, pour yourself out to Him, and he will pour Himself out to you. Our strength to face everything in this world and life we have comes from Him and Him alone. Grasp it.

I'm not talking about just a quiet time and prayer. I don't know if you are a walker but it is what I do for health. I don't mean just weight loss, I mean mental and spiritual health. I walk with God. Alone. Just Him and me. I can't get through too many days in a row without it, and am much healthier all the way around if I do it every day. Which I can't do when I am working, so there you have it.

Find out what works for you Karen. There is an excellent book called "Spiritual Pathways" or something like that. It helps you figure out the ways you are created to commune with God, and then encourages you to do it. There are 12 different spiritual pathways. For me, it is nature and solitude. Thus the walking. It renews my soul in a way that it could never be renewed by a bible study with 100 women. But that is just me.

Check it out. Meanwhile, I will put you on my prayer list. I love to pray for my blogging buddies. It's what I do when I walk :) So I will pray for you to find the way to reach that place of contentment with who you are and where you are and what you have and etc. There is hope.

Take this from Beth Moore:
1. God is who He says He is
2. God can do what He says He can do
3. I am who GOD says I am
4. I can do all things through Christ
5. The Word of God is alive and active in my soul

I am sorry this is such a chapter comment. I looked for an email and did not see one. This is dear to my heart.