Iona, Scotland. Photo taken by Morag Noffke

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Everyday Art: silk in the wind

Waves breaking at Buffles Baai, Cape Point, 2011 by Morag Noffke.

The elements, such as the wind and the waves of the sea speak to me of the mutability of life and humans while the rocks speak of the immutability of certain physical and spiritual laws such as gravity and giving. There is variability and security woven into our existence. I believe ultimately the Creator knew what he was doing.

Who are we?
A fleeting life, a mere breath…
Aimlessly blowing in the wind
when I surveyed all that my hands had done and what I had toiled to achieve,
everything was meaningless, a chasing after the wind”
- Solomon, Ecclesiastes

We are a spirit-soul malleable in the Makers hand
like a seed blowing where He wishes through the land
Gently responsive to his Spirit
merging with the flow as one
in unison,
My life is to receive His kindnesses
to return to fuller connection
to repair this world
to live my fleeting life,
a mere breath
in response to His
He does, the Spirit-Maker, is create us…
we are His silk blowing in the Wind
In response to his toil
he has achieved,
he has loved,
he has breathed
His life

We are not
blowing in the wind
although our achievements
and our toiling might be meaningless
a chasing after the wind, in place of the Wind. 


Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Everyday Art: mixed medium flowers

Fantasy flowers floating: Acrylic paint, pearly acrylic inks, beads, glitter, and patterned material,
by Morag Noffke 05.09.11
The same painting: light reflecting on the pearly inks from a different angle.