We wrestled with a slice of cherry pie in painting class this week! Most weeks we attempt to complete our paintings the day we start them, but we bit off more than we could chew in one day for this composition, so it was continued & completed during this Tuesday's class. My first attempt was, as my son used to say in middle school, "an EPIC failure"! The color mixtures were not correct, the composition was boring, the canvas surface was too overloaded with gesso covering up another undesirable creation, it was just a "bad brush bristle" day for this artist. On the bright side(no pun intended, bright is what a flat artist's paint brush is called), the joy of acrylic paint is that you can just paint over what you do not like without a lot of waiting time, and try again. You get a do-over. Isn't that a Glimpse of His Glory. We get a do-over, everyday, for me sometimes every hour and minute. A free of charge chance to try again. That IS as easy as pie.
"...we're a free people--free of penalties and punishments chalked up by our misdeeds. And not just barely free, either. Abundantly free!..." Ephesians 1:7(The Message)
P.S. One of the regulars has a wonderful sense of humor, and brought to class a made from scratch cherry pie for all of us to enjoy as we painted. She said that, "at least if her painting of pie did not turn out, she knew her baked pie did". And it was FABULOUS! Both her painting and the one she baked. I was given what was left to bring home to share with my family. I cannot tell a lie, I hid the last piece so that I could enjoy it with coffee this morning.