Back in late April my husband and I attended the Opening Reception for the Scottsdale Salon of Fine Art 1st National Competition and Exhibition. I was so taken by the outstanding art work - among those this wonderful painting by Benjamin Wu entitled "The Morning Market' that won 'Best In Show'.
It was an honor to have my acrylic painting "Radio Flyer Afternoon" be part of this striking and diverse display. Here it is hanging at the show and below a partial view of the huge turn out for the reception. What a crowd there was!
Besides enjoying the opening reception we decided to drive up from Phoenix to see the Grand Canyon. I remember my response when seeing this years ago for the first time was "Wow!" - then I stood there trying to grasp it all. Sure enough, this time while on the South Rim lookout point, a gal came up to the rail and said "Wow!". I wonder how many "wows" have been said from first time viewers? And it's not just "wows" - wordless amazement follows.
|Hal and Nancy with a view to remember - wow!|
Hmm, a light thought - all this makes me think of 2 Corinthians 4:17 - "What do you possess that has not been given to you. If then you receive it as a gift why take the credit to yourself?" Even though I believe He delights when an artist gets a "Wow!" for his or her creation I sure want to remember that He is the enabler of that "Wow!". And to never forget this amazing Creator/Artist is inherently the big "Wow" and He does incredible indescribable "Wow!" things. Here's one to consider - this "Wow!" God wants to live inside of us and be one. Now that's a "WOW!"