I worked on my own tonight in the Chapel and made exceptional progress. However, once again, I disappeared into time and ended up alone for three hours painting, instead of the intended one hour. I painted the sky to the ceiling…that was most invigorating since I was about nearing the top of my highest ladder. I ragged a wash of sienna brown over a good deal of the exterior background. I need to build up several layers of rich pthalo blue and umber in order to write again in gold. I had my camera batteries charging at home, so will have to update my photo album here tomorrow.
At 7, I attended Mass. It was beautiful…absolutely awesome! A special lady attended with her three family members and was confirmed and received her first Communion tonight. We received under both species…making it particularly wonderful. I asked this family if they would take a few minutes and come into the Chapel…they each wrote their names on the wall in gold. I explained that over time, their names will remain beneath many layers of paint…but when they return they will know that on this special day they had placed their names in a single location, together.
Isaiah 43: 1
But now thus says the Lord,
he who created you, O Jacob,
he who formed you, O Israel:
Do not fear, for I have redeemed you;
I have called you by name, you are mine.
When you pass through the waters, I will be with you;
and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you;
when you walk through fire you shall not be burned,
and the flame shall not consume you.
For I am the Lord your God,
the Holy One of Israel, your Savior