18 July 2017

Gratitude Journal Challenge

What piece of art are you grateful for?
I don’t have enough room on this blog post to give a full answer on this one. I will start with The Calling of St. Matthew by Caravaggio.

The Calling of Saint Matthew-Caravaggo (1599-1600)
Caravaggio [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

And for The Creation of Adam by Michelangelo.

Michelangelo [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons. Click here to see full image.

But, I am most grateful for two paintings that were a big part of my childhood. One hung over the heater in our living room and the other was in our foyer, greeting people as they came in.

In the living room was The Last Supper by Leonardo da Vinci.

Leonardo da Vinci [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

In the foyer was The Good Shepherd. I do not know the artists' name. There are several versions of this painting. I can't get a good picture of the one that is hanging in the foyer here at McClendon Villa, but it is like the one I grew up with. Here is a version that is similar:

The Lord is my Good Shepherd
Bernhard Plockhorst [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Thank you, Heavenly Father, for bringing great, inspirational artwork into my life from a very young age.

David is doing the challenge, too. Please visit him over at Random Thoughts and Observations. Thanks!

I learned of this journalling challenge from Vanessa over at Vanessence.  

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