Mirriam-Webster Online 10/20/21
Artist: a person who creates art (such as painting, sculpture, music, or writing) using conscious skill and creative imagination
Deplorable: deserving censure or contempt: wretched
Censure: official strong criticism
Contempt: a feeling that someone or something is not worthy of any respect or approval
Webster's New World Dictionary Print ©1994
Artist: a person who works in , or is skilled in the techniques of, any of the fine arts esp. in painting, drawing, sculpture, etc. 2. a person who does anything very well, with imagination and a feeling for form, effect, etc.
Deplorable: wretched, very bad
Censure: condemning as wrong; strong disapproval 2. a judgement or resolution condemning a person for misconduct; specif. an official expression of disapproval passed by legislature
Contempt: the feeling or attitude of one who looks down on somebody or something as being low, mean, or unworthy; scorn 2. the condition of being despised or scorned 3. the punishable act of showing disrespect for the authority or dignity of a court (or legislature), as by disobedience, unruliness, etc. in full contempt of court (or congress, etc.)
It is interesting to me that these definitions today, online, do not include the mention of authority, legislature, or congress but maintain the word official.
The word Artist is now associated with the word creative as well as imagination but maintains skill.
Three of these words — deplorable, censure, contempt — seem to permeate the soil of today's society. Hmmm, our society is soiled.
Obviously, I took a long break from blogging, and I am taking a permanent break from Facebook and Instagram. So you must meet me here. Now that my break from writing is over, I warn you, much has changed about/within me. I am no longer the naive "Violet Fern" discovering gardening. I am defined like the words above. When I write from now on, the reader is going to see the very definition of me — not a safely edited, conformed social media version. You may find it refreshing as I have, or you may want to "cancel" me. Either way, I am back to writing about my favorite subjects, gardening & art, but in truth and light.
Truth Bomb: I am a deplorable artist — a conservative, unruly, God fearing, Christian artist.
A new piece in progress both on paper and in reality. It is called The Prayer Room.
I am in the process of creating this space for real in my garden. A place where I can sit and pray, by pray, I mean study the Bible. I am going to construct a wooden cross which I will place among the garden plantings and paint with designs. Much like a peace pole, but not to "uplift, empower and elevate the human consciousness to embrace the oneness of our global family." My peace cross will uplift, empower and elevate the one holy spirit within me and praise the Kingdom of God.
EPHESIANS 4: 3-4
Make every effort to keep yourselves united in the Spirit, binding yourselves together with peace. For there is one body and one Spirit, just as you have been called to one glorious hope for the future.
WRITTEN APPROXIMATELY AD 60 BY PAUL
All quoted verse is from the Bible I'm currently studying: the New Living Translation Life Application Study Bible, Third Edition
Work willingly at whatever you do, as though you were working for the Lord rather than for people.
All quoted verse is from the Bible I am currently studying: The New Living Translation Life Application Study Bible, Third Edition