My favorite palette knife(respectfully referred to as, "Timex") that I have used for the past 30 years(and I can't believe its been that long!), broke during Tuesday's painting class while mixing a color. I was stunned to see it in two pieces. This trusted friend was just the right shape and size for mashing the hues together on the surface of the palette and it fit my hand comfortably. It has helped me capture Glimpses of His Glory all along my journey. The initial thought of having to use a different one was not exciting for me. It can be replaced but will be missed, for I have looked for others just like it for some time without success. Luckily, the class takes place at Art Creations art supply store, so a suitable replacement was not far away, and I found one similar to my old friend so that I could continue painting. I'm sure it will not take long to adjust to the feel of the new one, but Praises of Gratitude in respect for the longevity of "Timex".
"For I am already being poured out as a drink offering and the time of my departure has come. I fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith." 2 Timothy 4:6-7