This is the second time I have used a piece of artwork to inspire me. (The first can be found here.)
This piece was done by my friend Julie Burnett-Kirk; a piece of fun, exploring a new technique. I loved the expression on the face of the chicken – she has real attitude.
I Have No Need Of Beige
I have no need of beige. You think I wear bright colours to make me look fabulous. No. I wear bright colours because I am fabulous. We are all fearfully and wonderfully made – a wonderful work of God.
I have no need of beige. You think I am daring to make me feel alive. No. I’m daring because I am alive. I have one life to lead; it is my precious resource and I must not waste it.
I have no need of beige. You think I speak out so that you can explore what I’m thinking. No. I speak out so that I can explore what I’m thinking. Your response is part of my exploration – we are in this relationship together. Part of who I am is you. Part of who you are is me.
I do not know that I’m right. I just don’t fear being wrong. I don’t cower from it since it will teach me so much. And this gives me freedom.
I have no need of beige.