Call for Entries Accepted Artists
Artist Valeri Warner
Tarpon Springs, Fl
Worship And Blessing
I was labeled an artist since the age of 2, but after years of becoming so very precise and detail oriented in my drawings, I became a frustrated artist. I was stuck, I was no longer able to let loose my creativity; something just froze in me. Even worse, I found no purpose nor understanding of what my talent was for.
Until…birth defects and scar tissue in my back and intestines forced me out of the common world. I spent many hours feeling like I was giving birth inside myself, crying out to God to make the pain stop. No one else could go there with me; I was alone in agonizing pain. As no medicine could help me, I found comfort in music and art and even the smell of a certain perfume. It was like medicine to me. And that pain birthed a blessing, because it answered my questions.
I learned that if God gives you a gift, it’s not for the purpose of your own enjoyment, but for you to bless others, comfort others. Before I paint, I pray…I ask God to use my body as a tool to do His work. Then I just paint, in blue monochrome. I let it come out raw, not judging it or trying to control the outcome, not knowing who or what the purpose is, but believing it is meant for someone, that one particular person, to recognize it is just for them on a spiritual level.
I only make one of each of these paintings, the original is the only copy.