29
Apr
10

Gevurah shebe Hod

Tonight, Wednesday evening, April 28, we count thirty days, which is four weeks and two days of the Omer.

Day 30 – Gevurah of Hod: Discipline in Humility

Discipline in Humility……Knowing when the bill comes due and being humble enough, disciplined enough, to do what has to be done, physically, emotionally, spiritually, psychicly, psychologically.  These nudes are done on actual guest checks, which are about 3.5″ by 5.5″.  Thanks, Deb, for the guest checks!  in my days of waitressing I saw a whole lot of these little pages.  For me they represent working in humble circumstances, holding my tongue and smiling while serving others, holding humility with dignity while working to make my life.  They also represent a kind of reckoning:  What is the true price of something, some situation?   Being an artist is a daily exercise in humilty and discipline in many aspects, including figuring out how to pay the rent while making the work we are called to make from within.  I recently watched the documentary, Who Does She THink She Is? which touches on this subject and many others regarding being a female artist in the US of A today.  I highly recommend it.

Hod reminds us that we cannot control the outcome.  Gevurah is the discipline to work hard and consistently at one’s calling regardless of outcome.  Step to the easel today and work, trusting that both a living and a life can be made again today.


3 Responses to “Gevurah shebe Hod”


  1. April 29, 2010 at 9:26 am

    These are wonderful nudes, and on guest checks? Who would have ever thought of guest checks as a sketching media, very cool!

  2. May 2, 2010 at 7:58 pm

    Well, I am super happy with this high praise from the woman who makes the most BEAUTIFUL cards in the universe!


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