…you discovered a way you could create a space of quiet wonder, inspiration and joy in your home or office?
…you could look around your home or office and know that it is entirely unique and meaningful to you, and brings you courage and wonder?
…you discovered the inspiration and motivation to learn something new—something that soothes the creative ache in your heart?
…you could discover and join a community of encouraging friends and escape for just a bit from the troubles of life—a community that could go anywhere with you?
If these dreams resonate with you, keep reading, because this could be a place for you.
About Esther L Jones
I paint for the joy
…of discovering that I can paint. At this advanced time in my life, I have this joy that I have discovered a new part of myself that I never knew existed. It almost feels like magic!
I thought I couldn’t, but I could.
…Every painting, every musical offering, is a source of magical wonder to me—because this thing came through ME…me, the clumsy, selfish, belligerent, socially inept untalented and hopeless-without-God.
I paint primarily with pastels
…because at my age I haven’t time to wait–pastels are immediate and vibrant, and so forgiving, and they look beautiful before I even pick them up to use them.
My art is about
…the quiet wonder, inspiration, and joy I find in the world’s beauty. There is wonder, delight and beauty everywhere.
It is also about
…discovering the what ifs: what if there is a magical part of you that you haven’t discovered yet? What would it be like to swish pure color around on paper and realize that it actually looks like something? What if there are bits of you that just need a tender brush off and touch up to be beautiful? And then even more what ifs; what if I use this color? What if I try to paint that subject? What if it’s awesome? What if you like it too? And instantly, magically, a community that didn’t exist before that moment is created.
I came to painting
…through my interest in astronomy, seeking a way to record what I had seen through the eyepiece of my telescope. I discovered pastels and the first time I saw a box full of pure color, I was instantly addicted. I paint for the same reasons that I stargaze:
To see. To hear.
To see better. To see more. To see deeper. To see completely.
To hear. To hear better, more, deeper, completely.
Having seen and heard, to then know better, more, deeper, completely.
To see the music. To hear the colors. To embrace the wonder and enter the divine magic.
And then to worship. To worship the Creator more fully. To worship and know Him better, more, deeper, completely. To sing the colors and paint the music to magnify His glory and welcome others into the divine magic. It’s an impossible task, of course. It will be an eternal quest, never finished.
This is truly why I paint. It is why I music and why I live, though I often forget it.
When the Creator is sought, other treasures are found along the way. Discovered: peace, wonder, ability, generosity, humility and a magical realization of Him through me to the world.
I invite you into this ancient, divine magic of art and music. May you discover peace, purpose and inspiration. May you see the music, hear the colors, and awake wonder here. Godspeed.