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in the studio :: fire

Welcome to In The Studio, a place to show off your studio and meet some great artists! It’s been quite the week for me which has left me with few words on this fine Friday. Everything’s good, just some good processing with God that is vulnerable and difficult at times but a good difficult. Do you know what I mean?



We had a big fire recently on the property where we live. The flames were huge and so close to our house. I could hear the cackling from inside my house. Crazy, I tell you. After the week I’ve had, I’m thinking about that fire. Fire can be devastating. It can wipe out which creates a space to begin afresh. It can also be refining and purifying.

I’m welcoming the fire, knowing something beautiful is going to emerge in due time. Have you ever had a fire experience like I’m talking about?

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  • Elisa | blissfulE
    August 8, 2014 at 9:16 am

    Those are terrific fire photos!! We once had a fire in the field across from our house when we lived near Heathrow Airport. Very smokey.
    I think labour, birth, and the newborn weeks are the sort of cleansing/restarting fire that you're talking about, for me right now. I've also had that when my dad died and during times when I was job hunting and other uncomfortable life transitions. For me, I think i need these challenges in order to grow.

  • Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA
    August 8, 2014 at 12:28 pm

    I'm sure it was a terrifying experience, but I agree with you. As in Isaiah 61:1-3:
    …He has sent me to… provide for those who grieve in Zion—
    to bestow on them a crown of beauty
    instead of ashes,
    the oil of joy
    instead of mourning,
    and a garment of praise
    instead of a spirit of despair.
    They will be called oaks of righteousness,
    a planting of the Lord
    for the display of his splendor.

    Blessings to you and your family, my friend!

  • Jennifer {Studio JRU}
    August 9, 2014 at 1:07 am

    oh jen! that had to be scary. so grateful you guys are all ok! love how you put this… "knowing something beautiful is going to emerge in due time." a wonderful way to look at something difficult!

  • Leovi
    August 9, 2014 at 10:28 am

    The great nightmare summer, fires! Shocking Photos!

  • MaryAnne
    August 17, 2014 at 12:46 pm

    Fire is so beautiful but frightening. I'm glad you were okay!