I recently received an email from a stranger. The message read as follows:
"Do you have any interest in an undraped male figure model? 6'2", 180 (ish) "
Aaaaannnd...no, I do not have any desire to have a tall undraped model hanging about. The strange thing is, I don't paint, sketch, draw, sculpt or artistically do anything with nudes or partial nudes and I seem to be continually running into situations where people are either suggesting that I start moving in that direction or actually offering to hang about naked so that I can paint them. (!!!!) Stop!!!!
I think that as an artist, if you want to paint naked people, then okay, that's great. I think it is a difficult thing to do and I admire artists that have mastered it, but I'm just not that type of artist. After all, it would be pretty silly for me to have naked painted people draped all over my website considering that I write for a modesty blog....lol (which ya'll should check out, btw)
My question is, why is everyone so anxious to be throwing off their clothes anyways? Nothing says comfort like a soft, cozy sweater and some fleece pants, but nooooo...everyone is determined to either catch their death of pneumonia in the winter or burn their buns in the summer. Seriously, people! Let's just all calm down and keep our knickers on. :)
When my kids were small, they had this habit of simply shedding clothes during the day whether they were inside or outside. I could usually find them by following the trail of clothes that ended with a diaper (which was always the last thing to be yanked off) Of course, it's cute when your toddler is running about naked with grass on his buns, but there is this thing that happens to all humans and it's called "growing up". Wow, what a concept! You see, eventually we are supposed to become adults and historically speaking, adults just don't run about throwing their clothes to the wind. People used to be committed for that kind of behavior yet today, if you desire to keep your clothes on, you're considered "inhibited". Oy.
I do realize that everyone is walking around naked underneath their clothes, but the clothes are there for a reason. Let's just say that I am a firm believer in keeping clothes on our bods and concentrating on the more important things in life such as your friends and family, your marriage, your children and, most importantly, God! (who, btw, was the One who invented clothes and told us to keep them on!) lol
Okay, that's today's rant. I hope that your day is fully clothed and in its right mind.
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I'm a wife and mother of four kids. I homeschool, paint, run, and garden! I am always interested in digging truths out of Scripture. Here, you'll find my thoughts on art, adoption, gardening, mothering, homeschooling, books and whatever else is on my mind. Enjoy!
Creativity doesn't exist in a vacuum - like skepticism, it's a means, not an end. It cries out for a theme. To treat creativity as an end in itself is to assume godlike character for humans as though they could create ex nihilo. -J. Cheane