Because of my limited energy and never ending search for whimsey I took one of Carla Sonheim’s on-line classes The Painting Techniques of Anne Marie Grgich (Portraits). Carla is one of our Well Done Women and her classes are filled with experimentation and whimsey. This one didn’t disappoint.
Anne Marie encourages working fast, loose and intuitively . . . my kinda artist! She described her technique like frosting a cake – layers upon layers of media building the surface with color and texture.
We were to work on 6 portraits and keep moving spontaneously between all six. My work space (concentration & energy) was limited so I did three.
Abdu’l-Bahá writes: “If religion is opposed to reason and science, faith is impossible; and when faith and confidence in the divine religion are not manifest in the heart, there can be no spiritual attainment.”5
To have faith is not merely “to know” the truth. True faith is conscious knowledge expressed in action. Bahá’u’lláh states that “The essence of faith is fewness of words and abundance of deeds…”6 On the same subject, ‘Abdu’l-Bahá writes: “it is first ‘to know’ and then ‘to do’.”