Last year, one of my spiritual center's talks included the YouTube of Pastor John Gray's talk entitled, The Bridge. You can view it here. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Rk5WFj5rE It's powerful.
Janis Kelly, the music director at Columbine Spiritual Center in Boulder, Colorado wrote the song, The Tipping Point and sang it on this same Sunday. Pastor Gray's talk and Janis Kelly song inspired the above painting. It's the image that came to my mind as I was being invited to step out of my comfort zone and really get to know those whom I perceive are different than me in one way or another. I was challenged. I painted my bridge and titled it, "Meet me on the bridge?" because I wasn't sure I could trust the bridge, myself, or others. My "little self" felt quite vulnerable. But, I was willing.
Months later, I had my painting in a show and Michael King was inspired. He told me later the bridge had given him a poem. And so, we have collaborated in order to publish the two together for the beautiful and spiritual message they contain. Tomorrow, March 15, 2019 we will participate at the Peace Through Music 2019 concert in honor of the Season for Nonviolence, and to benefit Sister Carmen and Musical Ambassadors of Peace. Michael and I will have a limited number of prints available with all profits being donated to the above charities. We will continue donating any future profits through the year. Also performing at the concert will be a choreographed dance by Kasey Hall, inspired by Janis Kelly's song, "The Tipping Point." From talk and song to painting, from painting to poem, and from song to dance...the message they contain is powerful. I am truly grateful! Thank you God!
Lisa Tousignant is a local artist in Broomfield, Colorado. She considers herself an intuitive and experimental, abstract artist working in acrylic and mixed mediums.