Art: Clothed in Beauty

Clothed in Beauty – A robe of rainbows and a cloak of stars
Clothed in Beauty – A robe of rainbows and a cloak of stars

26th February 2016, Prismacolor pencils on A3 cartridge paper

My shame makes me think I’m a bad person and my insecurity makes me think I can’t show myself to people. I turn to things like perfectionism, performing, and people-pleasing to cover me and make me look like a good person. But the real me is hidden.

I want to throw off the straightjackets of perfectionism, performing, and people pleasing, and let God clothe me. He covers my shame and clothes me with a robe of rainbows and a cloak of stars.

Sometimes I feel like an ugly, broken mess but God looks at me and sees beauty in my imperfection. He smiles at me, for I am created in his image and he created me to reflect his beauty. When I see a rainbow and look at the stars, I’m in awe of God and the beauty he created. This picture reminds me that I am also something beautiful he created.

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9 thoughts on “Art: Clothed in Beauty

    1. Thanks so much. I tend to feel bad about feeling good. Argh! And one of my mottos was, ‘You can always do better.’ It didn’t really stop me from celebrating ‘good’ but it was always just a truth at the back of my mind.

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